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GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) A large home improvement store scheduled to open in April in southwest Kansas has been heavily damaged by vandals.
Garden City police say someone entered Menards through an unlocked door late Saturday or early Sunday. The person or persons used two forklifts to spill 86 five-gallon containers of industrial paint and 11 one-gallon containers of the paint throughout the store.
The Associated Press reports the paint damaged about 25,000 square feet of concrete flooring. The forklifts were also damaged, and cardboard boxes were set on fire.
Police estimate the damage at $30,000 to $300,000, depending on whether the paint can be removed from the floors.
Garden City officials have intended Menards to be the centerpiece of a new retail development.