Harrison Co. Commission approves bond funding that would bring Menards to Bridgeport

By: Justin McLennan
Posted: Mar 27, 2019 06:32 PM EDT
Updated: Mar 27, 2019 06:32 PM EDT

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. - The nation's third largest home improvement store is setting its sights on opening a new store in Harrison County.

The Harrison County Commission held a special meeting Wednesday, to consider adopting a bond authorizing resolution that would allow more than $50 million in bond funding to develop a 67-acre retail site across from Charles Pointe on Jerry Dove Dr., anchored by a 200,000 square foot Menards store.

The commission voted 3-0 to approve the item which includes a tax increment financing measure.

"There's accountings that have been done that shows that it's advantageous for bond holders to buy into it," Harrison County Commissioner president Ron Watson said. "The risk for the county and for the citizens of Harrison County is zero."

Menards is a midwestern-based chain, similar to Home Depot and Lowes.

Groundbreaking on the site is expected to start on May 1, and construction on the store could begin by this time, next year.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.