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A New Retailer Is Moving Into The Old Menards In Moline


A big development is coming to Moline and it's bringing a store that is brand new to the Quad Cities. The development is at the old Menards on John Deere Road. The building has sat empty for months and TV6 has confirmed that a "Ross Dress for Less" is moving in.

There is always traffic along John Deere Road. Cars are always going in and out of the shopping center that houses Hy-Vee, Kohl's and several other businesses. However, the old Menards hasn't seen any foot traffic since the business moved to another part of Moline almost a year ago.

"It's not good to have old buildings sitting around vacant," says Crystal Ferris of Moline.

The city has been working with the developer to fill the building. City council passed a development agreement and tax incentive deal. It says that the developer has to bring in businesses that are new to Moline.

"I think it's a good idea, because it's expanding our options and more people are going to come here," adds shopper Taylor Camp.

The Chicago based developer that is working on the project confirmed to TV6 that "Ross" has signed the paperwork to move into the old Menards. The news is welcome to shoppers, who want to see new stores move into the Quad Cities.

"I think that's good news," adds Ferris, "I just noticed that sign last Sunday and I called my sister right away and told her."

"It'll be better, because we don't have to drive over to Iowa to go to T.J. Maxx and Marshals," says shopper Samantha Ligget.

Renovations will have to be done on the old Menards building, so nothing will open until the end of next year. However, the development agreement does say the building can hold at least 3 businesses.

"Maybe something for families entertainment wise that would be awesome," says Tara Ligget, "I'm all for it, expansion is good."

The city and developer have not confirmed what the other stores are, just that an announcement will be made in the near future.

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