Menard’s Withdraws Plan to Build on Wentzville Parkway

William Dierberg Drive

Plans for a Menard’s store to be constructed at the corner of Wentzville Parkway and William Dierberg Drive have fallen through.

A rezoning of the 33.44-acre parcel on the northeast corner of the intersection, along with a conditional use permit for outdoor storage and display of merchandise   are on the agenda for the Wentzville Planning and Zoning Commission‘s April 4 meeting, with the notation “Request to Withdraw.”

“Our real estate committee decided this afternoon that they do not want to proceed with this project. At this point there is no need to continue reviewing our plans,” Menard’s Real Estate Representative Tyler Edwards told Wentzville Community Development Director Doug Forbeck in an email dated March 28.

“It’s disappointing news,” Forbeck told 70 West Sentinel. When asked if any other plans were in the works for the site, which is owned by the Brune family, Forbeck said that it might be possible that the Menard’s project could be resurrected.

Menard’s is a chain of discount home improvement stores that was founded in 1960 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and now has 305 locations throughout the Midwest. The only St. Charles County Menard’s is in St. Peters.  There are also stores in St. Ann, Ballwin, and Richmond Heights in St. Louis County.