When Menards first came to St. Peters to begin the process of opening a store, the store targeted a spring 2013 opening. Menards made it official that the store would open on time.
The new hardware store on Spencer Road is set to open bright and early at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 9. Menards will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Monday to Saturday and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday.
The St. Peters store is the first Menards store to open on the Missouri side of the Mississippi River in the St. Louis area. The other store in the region, in O'Fallon, Ill., will open the same day.
The new home improvement store will have a full-service lumberyard, a garden center and will offer window, door, lighting, plumbing, flooring, paint, landscape blocks, brand appliances, pet products, tools and convenience groceries.
“We’re pleased that we were able to build a new Menards store at this location in St. Peters and will do our best to work hard each and every day to provide a great shopping experience for our customers," said Ryan Gawinski, St. Peters, Menards General Manager in a press release. 'We want to make a real positive impression on everyone starting Tuesday.”
The national chain has five Missouri stores located two to three hours from St. Louis and six Illinois stores located about two hours away.
"These stores were seeing more and more business from St. Louis-area zip codes, therefore we wanted to provide more access and better shopping convenience for the good folks of the St. Louis-metro area,” Abbott said in an email.