Will Menards support your town if they open a store there?Ask if they will sponsor a little league team, donate a little lumber for a scout project (or even a discount), support a school project.
If you are lucky you might get a little promotional trinket for your request. Their big deal now is suing cities for tax reductions using the reason that they should only be taxed based on a "dark store" theory. They claim they should only be taxed on the value of an empty store that has gone out of business and is up for sale rather than the very profitable store they are running.
This means fewer tax dollars for your city to support the police and fire departments, schools, road maintenance and all the other things the city does to support their store.Just Google "Menards dark store" to see some of the cities they are suing.
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