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|FIRST ON WGIL: Ground Broken on New "Monmouth Crossing" Center
|POSTED 2:59pm 10/27/09 A project officials in Monmouth say continues and has been a long time coming is getting closer to reality.
Officials from the City of Monmouth, the Monmouth-Area Chamber of Commerce, and Peoria-based Petersen Companies formally broke ground Tuesday on the new "Monmouth Crossing" retail center, to be located on the former Melling's corner at Main Street and U-S Highway 34 in the Maple City.
Monmouth City Administrator Eric Hanson says the Petersen company has come to be an important player throughout the area, but especially in Monmouth.
"I don't think you have to look around the city all that hard to see the contribution that Petersen Companies has made to the City of Monmouth," Hanson said, "from their great hotels to Courtyard (Estates) to Legacy Estates, the expansion, the millions of dollars invested in our city, not only have improved quality of life, but have created opportunities for jobs."
The new development, located next to the recently-opened AmericInn hotel also owned by Petersen, already has two confirmed anchor tenants with room for two more.
One will be a restaurant operated by the current owner of Monmouth's Barnstormer Restaurant, and the other is I.H. Mississippi Valley Credit Union.
Monmouth Crossing is expected to be complete in April.
(Work has already begun on construction of the new Monmouth Crossing center.)
(Monmouth City Administrator Eric Hanson speaks at Tuesday's Monmouth Crossing groundbreaking.)
(Officials from the City of Monmouth and Petersen Companies, among others, break ground Tuesday. WGIL News Story by Will Stevenson. WGIL News Photos by Michele Bizarri.)
|10 27 09 by Newsroom
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