Menards put on hold in Ohio

Plans to build a new Menards store in Columbus, Ohio, have been delayed until economic conditions improve, according to an article in the Columbus Dispatch. The newspaper reported that the Eau Claire, Wis., chain of home improvement stores, which operates 11 stores in Ohio, will build the anchor store in Westland Mall, a mostly vacant shopping center that will be torn down and redeveloped.

The delay will affect a proposed 180,000-square-foot Menards store in another Columbus mall called Northland Village, according to the report. Menards plans to build several stores in the Columbus area at the same time so it can coordinate a marketing campaign around them, the newspaper said.

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