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Menards on Schedule to Open by Spring 2013

Crews have been working on the two-story superstore for months.

Despite its outward appearance, the new Richfield Menards is still a little ways from opening.

According to Menards spokesperson Jeff Abbott, there is not an official opening date set for the store. All he could say was the company's plans to open sometime this winter or early spring were still in place.

Despite attempts by the owners of the neighboring Burger King to stall the project, Menards got the final green light to redevelop its average, outdated store into a sprawling, two-story superstore in December 2011. At the start of the new year, the company began clearing the inventory and temporarily reassigning employees. Then came the demolition of both the Menards and former Jun Bo Chinese Restaurant buildings, clearing the debris and the rebuild.

Currently, it appears that much of the internal work is being done on the building. Richfield Patch will update readers if more information becomes available.

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Joe Hoover November 14, 2012 at 04:44 PM
Very much looking forward to it opening. Getting very tired of walking into Home Depot and getting assaulted by their sales people over and over again.
Caitlin Burgess November 14, 2012 at 07:51 PM
Yes. Those workers at Home Depot are all about the customer service, Joe. Lol
Mike McLean November 16, 2012 at 04:49 PM
Menard's customer service picked up considerably after Home Depot opened up
Jon Harris January 27, 2013 at 12:01 PM
Looks pretty complete over there, any news on the opening date?
Caitlin Burgess January 27, 2013 at 06:39 PM
The media guy over there promised he would let me know as soon as possible. When I talked to him last week, he did not have a date yet. I heard rumors about the second week of February, but I can't say if it's true. I'll let people know as soon as possible!

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