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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, March 07, 2018 6:20 pm

The mayor, cars and home improvement

SHERRY SLATER | The Journal Gazette

Mayor Tom Henry's calendar today included a stop at Menards, where he participated in a business announcement.

Kelley Automotive Group is moving five of its dealerships to land fronting I-69. Tom Kelley bought the land from John Menard, founder and owner of the Menards retail chain.

Henry applauded the combined $70 million investment, which includes upgrades to two Menards stores, and cited his personal shopping adventures with both businesses.

Henry confessed that when he leaves Menards, his wallet is always lighter. But, he quickly added, that's because he's bought home improvement items that ultimately save him money.

The seasoned politician, one of 17 children, relied on more comfortable comedic territory when he commented on the car dealer.

"The Henry family buys a lot of cars from Kelley," he said. "But, with the size of my family, that's not a hard thing to do."

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