An empty home-improvement store in Eau Claire, Wis., could be converted into a self-storage facility.
Representatives for Menards, which operates a chain of home-improvement stores, submitted a conditional-use permit application to town officials in mid-December. The proposal requests permission to turn the vacant store into Menards Self Storage. The facility would have 362 units. The proposal also includes constructing five additional storage buildings on the 23-acre site.
Menards vacated building three years ago to relocate to a new 214,000-square-foot site at the corner of state Highway 42 and Interstate 43. The property has been for sale since 2007, but has been unable to secure a buyer.