High V is not likely going to try to locate in the Midway. Someone else might, but not High V. Their 95,000 sq ft. stores are too large and they'd have to gobble up non-vacant property and demolish. Plus, the reason why High V is opening in Robbinsdale (by knocking down a historic building) is because then they could be "in" Minneapolis, without having to pay higher wages and taxes in Minneapolis.I don't understand this reasoning, “HyVee would like to go in there, and that would just kill the Cub,” Livingston said. “It’s cheaper to have a near-empty store than have Hy-Vee come in there and kick the crap out of you. You don’t keep a store like that open unless it’s to keep you from getting your butt kicked by a competitor. … This is obviously a defensive move.”
If the stadium goes in there, won't that mean that no other supermarket would be able go in that same spot? You'd think Supervalu would be in favor of the stadium taking up that spot so Hy-Vee can't move in.
I understand the discounts for the neighboring tenants issue, but not the "defensive move" by Supervalu.
I don't see that highly over-rated store opening up shop in St. Paul.