Revamped Richfield Menards Opens Doors

The store has been completely rebuilt.

The new Richfield Menards superstore opened its doors to the public bright and early Tuesday morning.

The new two-story home improvement store replaced the former one-story store, as well as the former Jun Bo Chinese Restaurant. The property is roughly 10 acres in size.

When the opening day was announced late last week, Patch readers expressed their excitement on the site:

Laura wrote:

AAAAHHHHH!!!!!!! I have been waiting for my new Menards to open for what seems like years! And a day after my birthday, too. Good belated present!!

Barry LeBlanc wrote:

THank you Mr Menards! It has been a long haul to Bloomington for the needs you have supplied! Thank YOU! Welcome back,

While the store is officially open, the company is planning a series of celebration events, which include celebrity appearances, demos and prize giveaways. The company's media spokesperson, Jeff Abbott, told Patch details on dates and times of such events would be released early next week.

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Richfield Patch will update readers as more information on grand opening events becomes available. Store hours are 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays.

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Sean Hayford Oleary February 16, 2013 at 12:53 AM
I finally got there tonight. It's a great store, but I was really disappointed that the bike rack shown in the City-approved site plan seems to be missing in action. The bike parking was part of a package of pedestrian, bike, and traffic safety improvements that the City Council required of Menards in order to gain approval. The other improvements (access aisle through parking lot, fewer access points, wider sidewalks) were built, so I certainly hope they don't overlook this feature! I frequently bike to Home Depot when I'm just going to buy small items.
linda l. March 09, 2013 at 01:51 AM
The parking at this big a-- store is awful, where is everybody supposed to park! With employee cars there, all the snow, the Menard trucks, no place for customers, the city council should be ashamed the way they approved this and threw Burger King to the wolves.


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