No Menards For Hartland

Hartland township confirms that Menards will not be building a location in Hartland.

Hartland township supervisor Bill Fountain confirmed that after several months of talks with Menards, the home supply chain store has decided to not build a location in Hartland.

"At this point, it looks like they are not moving forward in Hartland," Fountain said. 

According to Fountain, however, there have been unconfirmed reports that a new location will be built in Howell, across from the Lowe's on Latson Road.

"It's not official, but there has been some discussion they were interested in the old Howell school on Latson Road," he said. "Somewhere in that vicinity."

Todd August 15, 2012 at 07:16 PM
So they don't put a Menard's where there is no competition, but place it next to Lowe's & Home Depot??? Competitors????
robert August 15, 2012 at 08:38 PM
Man just a hardware store in Hartland would be nice.
NotLazy August 15, 2012 at 09:00 PM
Drats, this stinks. But then again, we won't need to tie up the Sheriff that we pay to patrol Hartland with more retail fraud arrests....
Catherine Schmidt August 16, 2012 at 03:13 AM
I would have liked to have seen a Menard's in Hartland!
Danna Castillo August 16, 2012 at 04:05 PM
Although it would have been nice, I think we have enough Box Stores in Hartland already. I love the small town feel. I don't mind driving to Howell, let them have the traffic and congestion. It isn't too far for a job either. I would have prefered to see the Oasis Land with winding brick paver streets and little store fronts. Some family owned, some franchise and the RETURN OF HARTLAND PIZZA with an outddor cafe. Hartland is a wonderful little country community, I hope the Downtown developement would reflect that more than Meijer, Wal-mart and gas stations. Just curious but why do companies keep backing out?
Hartland Dad August 16, 2012 at 04:45 PM
Danna, from what I understand, Menards didn't want to conform to our local ordinances and work with nearby neighbors in the condo development to address some concerns. Meijer and Walmart were able to do it. So it seems the township rightly stuck to its guns there by not rolling over to the big developer. But at the same time, I also know business owners who say our local govt. is way too strict on its laws (more so than other communities) and that the twp's tough reputation has had a negative impact on existing business and possible new development. BTW, great job updating us on this, Tatum! This was big news.
Renee August 18, 2012 at 04:16 PM
I second Danna Castillo's comment from Thurs. Aug. 16th! "I would have prefered to see the Oasis Land with winding brick paver streets and little store fronts. Some family owned, some franchise and the RETURN OF HARTLAND PIZZA with an outddor cafe."
DON September 08, 2012 at 02:54 PM
What is Hartland saving this property for Macy's or Bloomingdales or did somebody get a payoff to save this property for them?
DON September 08, 2012 at 04:03 PM
Walmarts plywood and scafold store front for the last year looks great! Not!
DON September 15, 2012 at 05:12 PM
Well I'm off to Clio to go to Menards, maybe do some local shopping, maybe lunch and a movie, buy some gas, maybe a oil change, hair cut while I'm there. Can't get what I need in Hartland!
Eagle too September 16, 2012 at 01:06 AM
Ha! I LOVE the comment about the scaffold in front of Walmart. It has been there for a year. I know because it was a year in between times I actually set foot in that awful store.
Angela January 24, 2013 at 07:24 PM
I know this is an old topic, but after driving back from the Menard's in Flint, I can't help but think Hartland should throw out every single council member who couldn't make this happen. What a great store. It would have generated traffic from miles and miles - Home Depot isn't even in the same league.
Chris March 15, 2013 at 04:26 AM
Hartland wanted Menards to change there colors as they didn't go with Hartlands plans. Guess you guy's dont like jobs or more tax money for your community. Sucks to be you.
DON March 15, 2013 at 11:37 AM
Right on Hardware store is long over due. When you drive to another town for hardware its easy to do all your shopping needs in that town including dinner, gas?


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