Entries by Tina Stadtherr

Lunds & Byerlys out – Rustica in

  The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal is reporting that the Lunds & Byerlys Kitchen in Wayzata is closing before the month is over, to be replaced by Rustica Bakery. Lunds & Byerlys opened their 17,000 sf store in March of 2014 in the newly developed mixed use project of Promenade of Wayzata.   It was a […]

It’s 5:00 somewhere, right??

So time for a margarita – and the Mall of America now has the place to get it.   Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Restaurant opened today at MOA.  This 315 seat restaurant and bar in nearly 10,000 square feet will their first foray into Minnesota.  The restaurant includes the 5 o’clock Somewhere Bar and the Porch of […]

More Kmarts bite the dust

Kmart will close 64 stores in December, two of which are in Minnesota, West St. Paul and Moorhead.  Back in 2012 they had 1,300 stores, and with this latest round of closures will be down to approximately 800.  More to follow, for sure. Here’s the entire list of stores: Kmart #3706: Wytheville, VA Kmart #3754: […]

Fresh Thyme #5 Opens

Fresh Thyme opened in Plymouth on Wednesday at the corner of Highway 55 and Vicksburg.  This new center developed by Oppidan includes Goodwill that opened last month, and a Starbucks under construction.   As was true at their previous openings, one of their first day promotions is a free give-away of a bag of groceries to […]

Breaking News: Ruby Tuesday closes at least seven Minnesota restaurants

Over the last few days, 8 of the 12 Minnesota Ruby Tuesday restaurants have closed, as has 1 of the 2 Fargo stores.  The remaining stores are in Inver Grove, Shakopee, Rosedale and Southdale. As the Site Selection Broker for 9 of the 12 Ruby Tuesday restaurants in Minnesota, I find it interesting that high profile properties […]

More Fresh Thyme news

On August 1st, just days prior to Fresh Thyme opening with great anticipation, Vadnais Square in Vadnais Heights sold to Dakota Upreit for $20.6 million or $166 psf.  The 124,000 sf shopping center is anchored by Fresh Thyme and shadow anchored by Target.  Additional key tenants in the 100% occupied center include Xperience Fitness, Famous […]

Fresh Thyme doubles number of stores in Minnesota

With the opening last week of two more stores, Fresh Thyme has four locations and more coming.  The Savage store opened in 30,000 sf of the former Rainbow store, with the Vadnais Heights store of the same size going into the former Festival Foods store.  By all accounts, they opened with lots of buzz and great sales. […]

More HyVee News

HyVee has now purchased 40 acres at Bass Lake Road and Highway 101 in Maple Grove at a cost of $10.6 million or almost $6.00 per square foot, per Finance & Commerce reporting.  This would give HyVee enough room for one of their 96,000 sf supermarkets, their convenience store pad site and up to 100,000 […]