The City of Stewartville will look a little different in a couple of months as two new buildings will break ground Thursday.

The first groundbreaking will be for Sprouts Childcare & Early Education Center at 10 a.m. Owners Krystal and Patrick Campbell will host as construction begins on a new 7,800 square foot, 99-child capacity center. It projects to add 15 new jobs to the community while also addressing the child care needs of Stewartville.

“Research from last year has indicated a child care capacity deficit of at least 111 children,” said Stewartville Mayor Jimmie-John King. “This new business will help augment the existing, quality child care being offered in our community to support our residents and employers.”

The business expects to open this fall, and parents can secure enrollment by calling 507-272-5268.

The groundbreaking will be held at 200 Schumann Drive NW in Stewartville.

The second groundbreaking will be for Root River Dental at 4:30 p.m. Root River Dental is owned and operated by Dr. Zachary Lechner, DDS and Hannah Lechner, MHA. Root River Dental has been owned and operated by Dr. Lechner since June of 2014, and the practice provides a wide range of treatments for pediatric, general, implant and cosmetic dentistry as well as new technology for digitally designed same day crowns.

This expansion will allow the business to meet an increasing demand, offer new services and accommodate future growth.

“The City is excited about the construction of the Root River Dental building on our Main Street,” City Administrator Bill Schimmel shared. “It’s evident that significant thought has gone into the design and planning of the structure, and we expect the expansion will add to the vibrancy and high-quality services that our residents enjoy.” Dr. Lechner added, “This new facility will allow us to fulfil our mission ‘to serve others’ by offering new technology, services, and amenities to ensure an unparalleled experience.”

Construction begins at 4:30 p.m. at 501 S. Main St. in Stewartville, and it is expected to be completed by Fall of 2018.

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