Entries by Kim Lewis

Big Opening Day for Fresh Thyme

Fresh Thyme opened in Waite Park today, their 6th Minnesota store.   They also opened in Kenosha today, their 2nd Wisconsin store.   This brings their total store count to over 50 stores in 10 states, and 16 more coming.  Here in Minnesota, the St. Louis Park store on Excelsior Blvd is next up for the chain. […]

A Hy-Vee holiday present

Ryan Companies has sold their Hy-Vee project in Brooklyn Park for $24.1 million on December 23rd.    They purchased the 16.3 acre site in 2015 for $3.38 million, and developed the 103,882 sf project for a 96,000 sf Hy-Vee supermarket and the adjacent gas station.  This store opened earlier in 2016, and is one of five […]

Skip your shopping on Thanksgiving Day at the Mall of America …

…because all but 3 of the 520 stores there will be closed for the holiday (Macys, Sears and the Crayola Experience with their own entrances will stay open).  Other chains are also staying closed, including CostCo, Nordstrom, Fleet Farm and Menards.  Many other stores around the state will open, but not until later in the […]

Orange Is the New Green: Halloween Spending Doubles Since 2009

  Cushman & Wakefield Research unearthed spooktacular stats showing consumers are snapping up more pet costumes and Hershey’s Kisses than ever for 2016’s Halloween celebration. And spending for the scariest day of the year has nearly doubled since 2009 to $8.4 billion. Click here or the graphic to the right to access our infographic and […]

Cushman & Wakefield – the Center of Retail

Almost 3,000 real estate professionals attended the annual Chicago Deal Making session last week, and many of them from Cushman & Wakefield’s offices in Chicago, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, St. Louis, New York, Milwaukee, and even Glen Allen, Virginia.  Our booth was buzzing with many meetings and conversations as we met with current and prospective clients.   Cushman […]

More pizza, please

Giordano’s opened their second MN store yesterday, this one in Richfield at Southdale Square. It is 5,000 square feet, includes 180 seats with patio, and offers a full bar with local beers.  Their first location opened in Uptown last summer.            

Supervalu Sells Save-A-Lot for $1.365 billion

MarketWatch is reporting this morning that Supervalu is selling its Save-A-Lot business to the Canadian private equity group Onex Corporation for $1.365 billion.   Supervalu will continue to supply Save-A-Lot with product as part of a five-year professional services agreement.   This will include more than 1,300 stores around the country, the majority of locations being owned […]

Those HyVees . . . they just keep coming!

With Eagan now open, that brings the current count to five stores, including New Hope, Oakdale, Lakeville, and Brooklyn Park.  Six sites that are either in construction or in planning include Cottage Grove, Robbinsdale, Maple Grove – two sites including 101 & 10, and Maple Grove Parkway, Savage and now Farmington.   Whew!