Shoppers can now look forward to a new Menards on 65th street in Davenport.
"I think it will be a wonderful addition to the city of Davenport. They'll be expanding the Menards by almost again the size which will be offering a lot more services to the people," says Gene Meeker, Alderman at large, Davenport.
The Menards on 53rd and Brady just isn't up to par with the other stores.
The building is old. And it's not as big as the other stores.
Shoppers say it's time for a new one.
"It's a long time coming. This building is getting old," says Leonard Witt, a Davenport resident.
"It's, I think, a good thing for the community. I've been shopping here for a long time and compared to the Menards in Muscatine, it's smaller, doesn't have as much," says Matt Trimble, a Davenport resident.
The new store will be right off interstate 80.
"Easy access off the interstate. Easy access from the industrial park," says Witt.
With a much bigger selection, the store's manager is looking forward to the changes.
"It's the amount of product that we can carry. We don't stock here at the store right now. Our product line's increased tremendously, it's something that will help us out greatly," says Mike Campbell, General Manager, Menards.
The old Menards building will be turned into self-storage units for rent.
"It will be a brand new building for us which will enhance new job opportunities and add a tax base for the city of Davenport in addition to new services for the people in Davenport," says Meeker.
They hope to have the new Menards opened by next summer.
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