Rosemary and Bob Belke, of West Bloomfield, bring grandsons Bobby Belke, 5, and Leo Belke, 2, of Rochester Hills, to explore the  new Menards store.

Rosemary and Bob Belke, of West Bloomfield, bring grandsons Bobby Belke, 5, and Leo Belke, 2, of Rochester Hills, to explore the new Menards store.

Photo by Donna Dalziel


Menards opens in Village at Bloomfield

By: Tiffany Esshaki | Birmingham - Bloomfield Eagle | Published June 28, 2019

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BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP — Just four short years ago, the vast space known as Bloomfield Park, at Telegraph and Square Lake roads, was a blighted reminder of the 2008 economic downturn.

Now the space has been renewed with retailers, hotels and medical offices filling nearly all of the newly built development at what’s now called Village at Bloomfield.

And next week, one of the anchor retailers of that complex will celebrate its much-anticipated grand opening.

The Menards home improvement store at the north end of Village at Bloomfield opened the doors of the approximately 200,000-square-foot megastore the evening of June 25, with stakeholders and government leaders on-site to mark the occasion.

“We were there, and let me tell you, it’s an impressive store,” said Bloomfield Township Supervisor Leo Savoie.

Shoppers can see it now that the store is fully operational, and from July 7-10 Menards will have some one-time-only deals, according to general manager Troy Berry.

“We’re really happy to be here, and we’re excited to meet everyone in the community. It’s a great place to be, by Pontiac and Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, West Bloomfield,” he said. “We’ve got everything from soup to nuts, and we’re definitely going to have some sales to celebrate the grand opening.”

Menards was founded in 1958 in Wisconsin, and since then has expanded to 350 stores in 14 states, and is still growing. Berry said he’s not able to discuss how many employees are currently at the Bloomfield Township location, which fluctuates seasonally.

July 10 will also feature a visit from Menards Team winning Indy 500 car and driver Simon Pagenaud. Guests can get an autograph and watch a special presentation with the car at noon.

“It’s going to be fun. This is a big store. It’s one of the Menards megastores, and it’s two stories and bigger than other locations,” said Berry, who’s worked with the company for more than 25 years.

Making things even more interesting is the store’s location, within about a mile of two established home improved stores, Lowe’s and The Home Depot.

“Oh, there’s always room for competition,” Berry said with a smile. “We’re eager to give people more options, like Masterforce. There’s a ton of selection here.”

It might’ve surprised Savoie a bit when Menards committed to the location early on in the planning phase of the Village at Bloomfield.

“What’s most impressive about this company is they took the risk of coming into this community when you can look at their competition right down the street. They committed when there was virtually nothing there, and then others followed suit. (The development) is about 90 percent sold out. I know it will more than pay off for Menards.”

The Bloomfield Menards is located at 1901 S. Telegraph Road in Bloomfield Township. For more information, call (248) 456-0577 or visit menards.com.

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