Retailer remains interested in county
Representatives of Home Depot, a retail home improvement store, are still looking at the Lansing and Leavenworth area.
Tom Gray, spokesman for the Atlanta-based corporation, said Monday that the area remained under consideration.
"I talked to the folks on the real estate side of things," Gray said. "We're looking real, real close at the Leavenworth and Lansing areas."
Gray said he had not yet been told if the company was considering a specific location.
However, last week, Michael Smith, Lansing city administrator, acknowledged that Home Depot was interested in obtaining an 18.4-acre tract of land near the Lansing intersection of Kansas Highway 7 and 4-H Road.
However, Smith was not available for comment this week.
If and when a store is decided upon, Gray said it would take from eight to nine months, depending on the weather, to be ready for the ribbon cutting, or in this case, a board-cutting ceremony.
"We use a board and a chainsaw," Gray said.