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Menards plans new store in Northern Illinois

Menards plans a new location in the town of New Lenox, Ill., part of a development that also features a Walmart store, a total 450,000-square-foot retail shopping center.

New Lenox, Ill. is located in the north central part of the state, just west of Joliet, Ill.

City officials welcomed the development at a recent groundbreaking event, saying it is a move that would help local economic development initiatives.

The Menards location is set to be a 240,000-square-foot “Mega Store.” Construction is expected to start on the site in spring of 2009, with an opening planned in 2010. Alongside that, a smaller 176,400-square-foot Wal-Mart Supercenter is planned.

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