Burlington, Petco, Ross will anchor new Springfield Plaza

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - After years of planning, construction is now underway on a major new retail center in west Springfield.

Developer Tom Rankin confirms Springfield Plaza, located near West Bypass at West Sunshine Street (Missouri 413), will be anchored by a Burlington Coat Factory, Petco, and Ross Dress For Less. While Ross already has an existing Springfield location, this will be the first Petco in Springfield, and the first Burlington store in southern Missouri.

The name of a fourth main tenant, an national shoe retailer, has not yet been announced.

This phase one of the district will include at least 90,000 square feet of retail space, and will be located just west of the current Walmart. A Menards home improvement store is also set to be constructed across W. Sunshine. However, Menards has yet to announce when it will build.

Rankin says the stores under construction likely will be complete by next summer or early fall.