Wyandotte Daily’s readers have been asking quite frequently when the new Menards store at 1301 N. 98th St. will open.
The store opened to the public this morning at 6:30 a.m., according to general manager Jim Hrivnak. It will be open through 10 p.m. Hours will be 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays.
The store has 209,000 square feet inside, he said. Outdoors, where the lumber yard is located, it has 175,000 square feet, he added.
Hrivnak said the Kansas City, Kansas, location, which is on 98th just west of Schlitterbahn, is a little bigger than other Menards stores in the area, but not by much. Menards also has stores in Kansas City North, Olathe and Independence.
It will have the same services as the other area stores, but the store has a different layout, and it will have more selection in lighting, plumbing and electrical items, he said. Besides building supplies, the store also has a garden center.
The store employs about 190 team members, and they are always looking for good team members, he added.
The community “has been fantastic,” Hrivnak said. As they were building the store and putting everything together, every day for the past few weeks there have been over 100 cars coming into the parking lot asking if they were open yet, he added.
“We’re just excited about being here,” he said. “It’s been a long journey putting it together. We hope to see everybody come into the store and check it out.”