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Menards pitches new store in Evansville, Ind.

Menards is seeking to build a 230,000-square-foot retail site in Evansville, Ind., according to a report in the Evansville Courier & Press.

The store, slated for a 26-acre site, would include a 162,000-square-foot store and additional 4.5-acre lumberyard and building materials area. The project is expected to cost $10 million, according to the report.

Tom O'Neil, real estate acquisitions manager for Menards, told the newspaper, "We try to build only one size store for a more consistent merchandise layout to best familiarize our customers with our different locations, which are all the same. Evansville -- by its sheer size alone -- can't be ignored by retailers.”

Menards operates big-box warehouse stores in 11 states.