Retail replacement proposed for Monticello Kmart store

A farm and fleet retail store has been proposed for the former Monticello Kmart location at 300 W. Seventh St.
The Monticello Planning Commission has scheduled an Aug. 6 public hearing to review a conditional use permit amendment request from Marshall-based Runnings, which currently operates 31 similar stores throughout Minnesota, the Dakotas and Montana.
The company’s closest stores to the proposed Monticello site are Litchfield and Hutchinson.
Last week, Angela Schumann, Monticello community development director, confirmed Runnings had submitted a CUP application for the property and a planned unit development amendment for a fence enclosure for an outdoor display and storage area and a recessed truck dock to be constructed in the existing Kmart loading area.
Runnings started as an automotive supply store in December 1947, when founder Norman A. “Red” Running opened his first store in Marshall.
The company currently has 1,000 employees.
Runnings sells farm and livestock equipment and supplies, hunting and fishing equipment, housewares, automotive goods, plumbing, electrical, clothing, footwear, hardware, lawn and garden supplies, paint, pet supplies, sporting goods and tools.

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