Why Shopko Chose Columbus

1/28/12 – Many Columbus area residents are asking “Why did Shopko choose Columbus as the site for a store?” The answer from developers and Shopko market studies is that the area population is the right size for a “Hometown” type retail store. Mike Herl of Inland Companies said the Commerce Center land along highway 151 seemed to be a good spot for retail development. Herl said that studies by Shopko concluded that the area population could support a Hometown Store. Construction of the Columbus Shopko is scheduled to begin in March.