Slumberland to develop old Kmart building in Menomonie
Posted: June 17, 2016
Little Canada, MN-based Slumberland Furniture, which recently purchased the former Kmart building at 103 Oak Ave., Menomonie, is redeveloping the more than nine-acre parcel into a mini-mall. Slumberland will be remodeling more than 35,000 square feet of space for its new location.
"It was an 87,000-square-foot building that sits on a little more than nine acres of land. We have millions of square feet of space currently under development. We purchased the former Kmart building and have three tenants, but I cannot say anything more about those tenants until they sign their leases," said Slumberland Director of Real Estate Michael Larson, who added, "We're redoing the roof, the HVAC system, the parking lot and we'll be putting in new doors and glass. We hope to be in the new location by early November or early December."
A Caribou Coffee will be moving into the strip center that is expected to open later this summer, said Larson.
In addition, the Menomonie City Council is also considering a variance for a new Hampton Inn motel to be located just to the west of the existing facility. Slumberland sold the land to the owners of the possible Hampton Inn.
"With all intents and purpose, this will be transformed into a brand new building," said Larson.
South St. Paul, MN- based CoBeck Construction is the general contractor for the project.
Slumberland, which has 125 stores in 12 states, sells bedroom furniture, mattresses, and living room and dining room furniture. According to the Menomonie building permit application, the project is valued at $1.67 million. TBL