Scheels construction springing along
During the intermittent bouts of spring weather, construction crews working on Rochester's new Scheels All Sports mega-store are taking the ball and running.
While it looks like there's plenty of work yet to be done before it opens in April 2015, Apache Mall already has added the future new anchor to its marquee sign. Scheels is gutting/re-constructing the former Sears store.
The planned 140,000-square foot store is expected to add between 120 to 180 new jobs to Rochester.
"It will still have a fudge and coffee bar and a mini bowling alley. It will carry fashion clothing and shoes for women and men as well as athletic clothing and shoes for men and women. That's all in addition to our the entire hard line of sporting goods," said Scheels' Jason Loney.
The development for the expanded store also includes Apache Mall adding 9,000-square-foot restaurant site on the east side of the city water tower.
There's no word yet on what restaurant might be planned for that site.