Rebuilding Younkers brings hope to the new downtown area for Plover

PLOVER, Wis. (WSAW) – The Plover seniors park that has been available since 2018 will soon become a vibrant area full of businesses.

“Most of the time when big box stores go away, you live for 20 extra years with nothing,” said Steve Kunst, Community Development Manager at the Village of Plover.

Lokre and Masgay’s group asked the city to help fund the project. The Plover Community will contribute $ 900,000 in additional total funding taxes for the project.

“A unanimous decision from the board and staff says this is an opportunity we should jump on,” Kunst said.

They were the ones who renovated the old Shopko store nearby. O’so Brewing, Mikey’s Bar and Grill and more are now available. Kunst enjoys having local developers on the project. He said their understanding of the community was helpful.

The first part will be an improvement of the appearance. There will be a similar feel to the new Shopko store. The first phase will take place in the first year.

“We’re going to make an offering for Plover that we haven’t had before,” Kunst said.

The goal is to turn the space park into an attraction.

“We are planning to expand a large green space in front of the Shopko building. So we’re also going to expand that in front of Yonkers and in between as well, ”said Mike Masgay, Yonkers land manager.

Masgay said the progress of Shopko’s projects has given him the motivation to work at Younkers.

“I was in it when it was just an empty Shopko. So despite feeling like a lot of work had to be done, it still kind of kind of came together now,” he said. lea a Masgay.

Masgay said 85% of Younkers are already done and they will advertise business soon. Approximately 10,000 feet for small tenants are available. Click here for the Lokre website.

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