Urban store offers new look and caters to walkable neighborhood
STILLWATER, Minn. (Mar. 7, 2018) – CUB® announced today that it will be opening a new 46,000-square-foot store located at 46th and Hiawatha Avenue in Minneapolis.
Scheduled to open in the spring of 2019, the new urban grocery store will anchor a five-story, 148-unit apartment development by Excelsior-based Oppidan Investment Company. The store will cater to the unique Longfellow neighborhood and appeal to customers who pass by the store daily via Hiawatha Avenue, the nearby light rail train, or a future multi-use path connecting Minnehaha Falls to the Midtown Greenway.
“This store brings a great new concept to the CUB portfolio as it will be our first store embedded into a residential complex,” said Anne Dament, Executive Vice President of Retail, Marketing, and Private Brands at SUPERVALU. “We’re evolving our look and feel while showcasing new shopping innovations for a better experience for our customers. We feel this new format CUB is a perfect fit for this neighborhood.”
The versatile and modern design of the 46th and Hiawatha store will meet the needs of the traditional shopper while providing enticing solutions for time-strapped customers. The store will feature a large deli area with Quick and Easy® and made-to-order meals, a theater-feel popcorn shop, a farmer’s market layout in the produce section, enhanced floral gift space, and a pharmacy.
With planning for multiple entrances and indoor café-style spaces that welcome guests to take a break or plug-in for work, the 46th and Hiawatha store will accommodate a variety of lifestyles. Visitors will also be able to enjoy a spacious outdoor seating area, complete with bicycle parking as well as a walk-up window serving coffees, ice creams, and signature cookie sandwiches year-round from the Refresh! bar.
"We’re very excited to see the culmination of over a year of planning and development,” said Drew Johnson, Vice President of Oppidan Investment Company. “CUB has done a great job responding to and incorporating stakeholder feedback into their store design. The finished project will be a tremendous asset to the neighborhood.”
CUB, based in Stillwater, Minn., was established in 1968 as one of the nation’s first discount grocery stores. The organization was purchased in 1980 by SUPERVALU® and operates 80 grocery stores in Minnesota and Illinois that offer customers fresh produce, a wide selection and food expertise throughout the stores to meet their everyday grocery needs. As the hometown grocer for 50 years, CUB has made it a priority to be a good corporate citizen by helping to create healthy and thriving communities that enhance the quality of life for its customers, employees and neighbors. For company news and information, follow us on Twitter® at @CUBFoods and Facebook® at www.facebook.com/CUB, or visit our website at www.CUB.com.
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