TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – Construction of Terre Haute’s new Rural King store has been delayed, according to a social media post by Vigo County Commissioner Chris Switzer.

“Due to ongoing material shortages and Rural King potentially making the new Terre Haute Rural King a newer prototype store,” Switzer said on Facebook this week.

The delay is forcing the retailer to delay its opening until the summer of 2024.

The company plans to move into the old Kmart building on U.S. 41 in the southern part of the city.

Switzer added, “Rural King intends to install signage within the next month or so and give further details then.”

An official at Rural King’s Mattoon headquarters confirmed that the store is expected to open in the summer of 2024. When asked about the claim the store would be a “newer prototype store” the company declined to comment.