Affton Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Joan Edleson said Monday that Menards is considering an Affton location.
The big-box hardware store has opened in St. Peters and O’Fallon, and plans to build in Richmond Heights.
Edleson said she talked with Scott Nuttelman, of Menards, about building in Affton. She said she thinks the store usually builds a new building rather than leasing.
She said the average Affton household income now is comparatively low ($50,000 she quoted), but should rise after subdivisions now under construction are completed, which would make the area more attractive. She said she also stressed that Gravois would bring St. Louis city residents.
Edleson said she sent Nuttleman a follow-up letter, and St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley will also send a letter.