http://www.minneapolismn.gov/www/groups ... 192028.pdfMplsErik wrote:I'm going to wager that Hy-Vee could very well be the grocery store. They just opened one in downtown Des Moines that's 35,000 sq feet in a similar development. A lot of their stores are 80,000+ sq feet and if they want to get into the city of Minneapolis, they'll have to go smaller.
Des Moines project: http://www.urbandsm.com/downtown/420-court-hy-vee
Whoa the grocery store is 48k sf? Yeah this probably isn't Fresh Thyme (~30k at most) or anything of the sort. 48k is not much smaller than some more recent Cub Foods have been. Not sure Cub would go just 2 miles down the road from their HiLake location unless they are that committed to boxing Hyvee out of the market. It almost has to be one of those two. It's definitely not Lunds, and I don't think Kowalski's is really expanding, nor would they open so close to Lunds (Highland Park). It's too big to be Aldi/TJ/Fresh Thyme, so that pretty much leaves Hyvee and Cub.
Note: Oppidan recently built a 60k sf Cub in White Bear Lake: http://www.presspubs.com/white_bear/new ... 288eb.html . They are also building the Fresh Thyme anchored development in SLP, and they built the Kowalski's in Excelsior, making this one tough to predict.