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Menards to build on KC land once meant for Schlitterbahn

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Menards is planning to build a store in Kansas City, Kansas, where Schlitterbahn had expansion plans.

The home-improvement chain in summer 2018 purchased the land, located directly north of Schlitterbahn, from an LLC associated with the attraction.

“We are currently developing this 17-acre site and hope that we can start construction of the building sometime this summer 2019,” Menards spokesman Jeff Abbott said in a statement.

Schlitterbahn, which has been embroiled in controversy after a boy died on its Verruckt water slide in 2016, had planned an expanded water park and vacation village on the land now owned by Menards.

Read more from the Kansas City Business Journal.


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