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After months of preparatory grading at a site on Southeast 2nd Street in Scappoose, Bi Mart Corporation has filed an application with the city to develop a 32,000 square foot retail store.

Bi Mart is headquartered in Eugene and operates membership based discount stores with locations throughout the Pacific Northwest.

The company sells general goods like clothing, housewares, sporting goods, pet supplies, electronics, food, beer and wine. Bi Mart also offers a pharmacy in its stores.

Chris Negelspach, city engineer for Scappoose, confirmed Tuesday, Oct. 7, that the corporation has submitted a land use application. Negelspach said the city contract engineer is still reviewing the application, which the Scappoose Planning Commission will then review. If the application to develop is approved by the commission, it will require final engineering approval from the city.

The store would be located in the area of new development on Southeast 2nd Street, east of Fultano Pizza and the Scappoose Les Schwab Tire Center.

The site is currently being graded and prepped for development.

still in the works, Don Leber, director of advertising for Bi Mart, said Wednesday, Oct. 8. Leber said Bi Mart is still working to get all the necessary applications and paperwork submitted. don have everything completely finalized right now. We still going through the process to see if it gonna all come together for us to have a Bi Mart in Scappoose. If everything comes together, we want to be there.

Scappoose Mayor Scott Burge said he welcomes the prospect of the new retail store.

think it good for the community and good for the city, Burge said by phone Wednesday. gives more options for commercial retail shopping. I rather see people staying in town spending money, because that means more local residents have jobs.

Burge joked that he already got his green card ready for when Bi Mart opens in Scappoose.

The store is one of two retail corporations looking to develop a new store in Scappoose. In August, planning officials said O Auto Parts was looking into an application to develop a 6,700 square foot store in the Columbia West business park in Scappoose, next to McDonalds.
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