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Construction of Menard’s in Ottawa unclear

Posted by wlpo on January 20, 2011

It’s been over three years since the announcement was made that Menard’s was building a store in Ottawa.  The 28 acres of land north Wal-Mart now doesn’t even include a sign saying that Menards is coming soon.

Ottawa’s Building Official Mike Sutfin says the down economy has stopped the development, but it doesn’t mean Menards isn’t coming to Ottawa.  While he hasn’t heard anything about Menards moving ahead, he points out that the company has made significant improvements to their proposed site including extending utilities, grading and putting in a detention pond.

Ottawa received the news about Menards coming in 2007 just after Lowe’s turned down Ottawa.

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