Newly released city documents offer a closer look at the home improvement brand that is set to take over the former AMC theater space in Maple Grove.
Floor and Decor wants to reuse the recently closed theater at 12575 Elm Creek Blvd. N in his first Minnesota location. The large-format store is described in a planning commission document as an important entry point for the company.
“This location will serve as a flagship store for the Floor and Decor brand in the market and will attract a large customer base from across the region,” the document states.
Read more: The AMC Theater in Maple Grove is closing permanently
Floor and Decor, headquartered in Atlanta, describes itself as a specialty retailer of hard-surface flooring and other home accessories – sinks, countertops, vanities, and more. These products are displayed on the sales floor for customers to browse.
Founded in 2000, the company currently has 153 stores in 33 states, but has yet to enter Minnesota. The AMC site is to be converted into retail warehouse space, with Floor and Decor also offering exterior and landscaping work.
Floor and Decor expects net sales of $12 million to $15 million in the first year of operation at Maple Grove. The store will have between 40 and 50 employees, slightly more than half of them full-time.
In addition, three adjacent properties located on the site would be redeveloped into retail or a restaurant.
The Maple Grove Planning Commission will consider the proposal on Jan. 31, and the full city council is expected to weigh in at an upcoming meeting.
The AMC theater, open since June 2001, closed without notice earlier this month. Its shuttering means that Maple Grove no longer has a movie theater, with the nearest movie theater in Coon Rapids.