Menards – New Store

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6600 Brady Street

Total Investment: $15 million (estimated)
Davenport NOW: 20 percent property tax rebate over 10 years
Status: Site work underway
Projected jobs created: TBD (current store headcount-plus)

A Coming Soon sign has been at the new Menards site since 2007.

Site work has begun on the long-awaited new Menards store on North Brady Street. First announced in 2007, the estimated $15 million investment is slated to open in 2014. Tree clearing and grading began a couple weeks ago. Other infrastructure and traffic work – such as moving the forntage road further from the intersection – will follow soon. The new store will feature a large full-service lumberyard, garden center, appliances, tools, home improvment supplies and convenience groceries.

Menards site work has begun on North Brady street.

Meantime, the company is still marketing its existing store on 53rd Street, hoping to find a buyer. Menards is seeking a zoning change to allow that store to be used as a self-storage unit if it isn’t sold prior to the new facility opening. The company converted two of its Wisconsin-based stores into self-storage operations in Sheboygan and Eau Claire.

In 2008, company officials agreed to a list of conditions designed to decrease the store’s impact on surrounding neighbors. They include building a 50-foot “green space” barrier between its property and the neighbors in addition to an 8-foot-high earthen berm, a row of trees and a 14-foot fence, all designed to limit noise and create a visual barrier between the store and residences.

The new property contains several outlots the company is looking to sell. Interested parties should contact Menards Sales & Leasing Representative Don Parnell at (715) 876-2532.

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