Updated: 07/29/2014 2:06 PM
Created: 07/29/2014 12:54 PM KSTP.com
By: Megan Matthews
The city of Oakdale is going to be the next home to a new Hy-Vee store.
The Iowa-based company announced Tuesday, they have agreed to a contract to build a new store in Oakdale. The company announced it will be expanding its stores into the Twin Cities earlier this year, saying several stores will be added every year over several years.
The new Hy-Vee will be at the intersection of Interstate 694 and 10th Street North, which used to be an outlet mall.
“We could not be more delighted that Hy-Vee is choosing Oakdale for one of its first metro stores. Hy-Vee will be a wonderful addition to our city for years to come,” said Oakdale Mayor Carmen Sarrack. “The announcement by Hy-Vee clearly points out the unqualified success of our redevelopment effort on the old outlet mall site.”
It will be several months before construction begins at the new site, and the grand opening has not been scheduled. The new store means about 450 jobs for the local community.
“When we enter a community, we want to become part of that community,” said Jay Marshall, executive vice president of operations for Hy-Vee’s east region. “We’re excited about this new store allowing us the opportunity to build those relationships while serving residents’ grocery needs.”
The new store will feature a made-to-order sushi bar, HealthMarket, in-store dietitians, a floral shop, specialty cheese and artisan bread, as well as produce and other groceries.
Hy-Vee says one other location is under contract in the Twin Cities but didn’t specify where. Several more stores are planned but still in research and development stages.
Right now, Hy-Vee has 17 stores in Minnesota. The company operates 237 stores across eight Midwestern states.