Village President Jeff Knutson fought to keep Menards in Pewaukee and he won.

The home improvement store is now working with the development owner and the village on plans to expand its footprint of the store at 1357 W. Capitol Drive.

Knutson said he heard in mid-May rumblings of the large store leaving the village, so he reached out to Menards and learned that in fact they had been exploring moving to the Sussex area, partly because they were having a hard time finding land to acquire for expanding in the village.

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