This past weekend, Woodland Centers of Montevideo moved into their new location in the former Thrifty White Drug store along east Highway 7.

This past weekend, Woodland Centers of Montevideo moved into their new location in the former Thrifty White Drug store along east Highway 7. Woodland Centers had outgrown their former building which was located across from McDon­ald’s.

 

For over two decades, Woodland Centers home had been the old county office building.

Through the  years, the number of clients and staff has grown steadily, and the building was no longer big enough to meet Woodland Cen­ters’ needs.

Dr. Ashley Kjos, executive director of Woodland Centers, said, “We were sharing office space in the old building. It was either build a new facility or find a bigger one to move into.”

Woodland Centers began the search for a new building a little over a year ago. Thrifty White had moved into a new building at the intersection of highways 7 and 29 in 2015.

The old Thrifty White building had 9,000 square feet of available space which was perfect for Woodland Centers, and the building was  purchased last June.

Renovation of the building began in earnest in this past November, with Van Gorp Construction handling the remodel. Wood­land Centers chose to utilize only local vendors for the $1 million project.


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