The wait is finally over as the new Williston, North Dakota, Menards Mega Store prepares to open on Wednesday, September 9, 2015.
Last year Williston Mayor Howard Klug expressed his excitement for the project, telling the Williston Herald, “This is kind of like our field of dreams. If you build it they will come.” The Menards will be one of the latest additions to the Sand Creek Town Centre, further solidifying Williston’s role as a regional shopping destination.
The 20-acre site consists of more than 180,000 square feet of retail space with an 80,000-square-foot warehouse and lumberyard. The location is also one of the chain’s first stores to include an enclosed home and garden center. At the beginning of the Centre’s development, Williston had no infrastructure in the area and the shopping center was the product of a private-city-state partnership.
While the city provided the necessary infrastructure, Gov. Jack Dalrymple stepped in to urge the Department of Transportation to put traffic signals in place and to make other improvements. Sand Creek Town Centre project leader Terry Metzler, with Granite Peak Development, said, “We have a huge investment in this project. The city has a huge investment and the state has a huge investment. All of this is coming together because we’ve got focus.”
As reported by the Herald, Menards Spokesperson Jeff Abbott said, “We appreciate all the hard work and dedication from everyone involved in building this beautiful new store in Williston. Homeowners, tenants, business owners and contractors will now have greater access to a full-line of building materials and supplies at the lowest prices in the area.”
The new store is located at 405 32nd Avenue West, north of West Dakota Parkway just off 138th Avenue Northwest.