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Hyvee Construction Getting Underway
Hyvee Construction Getting Underway

In two weeks Hyvee, the Macarthur Boulevard Association and Springfield elected officials will be breaking ground at the future site of Springfield’s HyVee store — nearly two years after the project was announced.

Crews are currently inside the old bowling alley and K-Mart for asbestos remediation. Springfield Ward 7 Alderman Joe McMenamin said after the asbestos removal, demolition will be next.

“At the Shell gas station and the TitleMax building that’s going to be all parking, with lots of green space, and green islands, and bushes, and trees to create a really attractive shopping site,” said McMenamin

Also the bowling alley, and parts of the old K-Mart will be knocked down.

“Before that takes place though the Halverson’s Construction will put up a fencing around the entire perimeter of the roughly six seven acre site,” says McMenamin.

The groundbreaking ceremony is Monday June 24 at 10 a.m. The store should be open for business by next summer.