City Officials Hope Menards Opening is Beginning of Economic Boom at Veterans Memorial Drive Exit

MT. VERNON — The opening of Menards in Mt. Vernon is also a major milestone for the city. Menards is the first major business to open at the interstate 57 interchange with Veterans Memorial Drive.

Mt. Vernon City Manager Mary Ellen Bechtel says more businesses are coming to the area, and she hopes it is all part of the beginning of big things to come.

The Veterans’ Memorial Drive interchange off I-57 opened in 2009.