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Wellington Postpones Kmart Demolition to Spring 2012

An LA Fitness and other retail are planned for the site.

Demolition of the former Kmart has been pushed back to March 2012.

The developers, Wellington Management Inc., . Still, the timeline for construction remains the same.

Dave Bergstrom, director of Project Management and Construction Services for Wellington, said it makes more sense and costs less to begin the project in mid-March. An , retail and food-related businesses are planned for the three buildings. The east building and the LA Fitness will be built first and Bergstrom said those tenants should be able to begin making their own improvements by May 2012, with LA Fitness likely opening in November. The third building will be built separately as Wellington is still waiting to nail down a tenant.

Site preparations for the demoliton have already begun, and the entire project will likely be completed in 2013.

EA March 14, 2012 at 02:44 PM
This would be a perfect location for Trader Joe's. It would definitely bring in great business for RIchfield and it's a very convenient location for Trader Joe's to reach the south metro.

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