Menards looks at self-storage conversion

Menards is attempting to convert one of its old stores in Sheboygan, Wis., into a self-storage facility, according to an article in the Sheboygan Press.  

The home improvement retailer submitted an application to city officials seeking a conditional use permit to turn a vacant store into a 362-unit Menards Self Storage center, according to the newspaper. The company vacated the property three years ago after it built a 214,000-sq.-ft. store in Sheboygan, almost double the size of the old store. Attempts to then sell the vacated store have been unsuccessful.

According to the permit application, Menards has already converted at least one former store into a storage facility, in Eau Claire, Wis., where the retailer is headquartered.