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Developers plan to open Winona Goodwill store by early 2016

09.25.2015

Winona Daily News

Oppidan Investment Company announced Friday that it plans to open a new Goodwill store in Winona by early next year. The company, which purchased the former Sterling Motel on Gilmore Avenue near Hwy. 61, demolished the hotel and began construction on the store last month. The facility will be 17,500 square feet and will include a retail store and a drive-through drop-off donation center, the …

If plans go as outlined, a building that looks nothing like its current condition will open in early 2017.

How the St. Paul Port Authority rescued the Macy's site

09.25.2015

MinnPost

It wasn’t an impossible assignment. It just seemed that way. The St. Paul Port Authority was asked to buy an abandoned mid-century department store in the heart of downtown. It then had to shift gears after Plan A — demolition — proved too pricey. Instead, it would have to search for a developer and new tenants for a homely, windowless box that was built for a different use, …

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St. Paul approves Macy's store development partnership

09.24.2015

TwinCities.com - Pioneer Press

The board of the St. Paul Port Authority's nonprofit subsidiary has voted to enter into a joint partnership with a developer to ready the vacant Macy's Department Store building downtown for commercial tenants. A few steps remain before Capital City Properties' redevelopment agreement is official, but Oppidan Investment Co. is expected to close on the deal in early 2016. The Port Authority wo…

An early rendering by the St. Paul Port Authority of the planned redevelopment of the former Macy's building in downtown St. Paul. The authority on Friday said it is partnering with Oppidan Investment

St. Paul chooses Oppidan for makeover of downtown Macy's

09.21.2015

Star Tribune

By Kristen Leigh Painter Star Tribune The Macy’s building whose closure 2 ½ years ago put a drag on St. Paul’s reviving downtown was jolted back to life Friday. The St. Paul Port Authority, the building’s overseer, named Oppidan Investment Co. to be master developer of a remodeling that would turn the old Macy’s into the practice site of the Minnesota Wil…

St. Paul picks Macy's site developer; Wild practice rink planned

09.21.2015

MPR News

Excelsior-based Oppidan Investment Co. has been chosen to redevelop the old downtown Macy's site in St. Paul. The plan includes a Minnesota Wild practice facility. Details are expected later this afternoon, but he board of the St. Paul Port Authority, the city's development arm, is scheduled to vote on the development agreement at its meeting Tuesday. Officials expect the building to house be…

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Oppidan opts in to $60M St. Paul Macy's redevelopement

09.18.2015

Finance & Commerce

By: Karlee Weinmann September 18, 2015 Retail specialist Oppidan Investment Co. will partner with the St. Paul Port Authority on its $60 million redevelopment of a shuttered downtown Macy’s store. The parties are still fine-tuning joint venture terms but Port Authority spokesman Tom Collins said Friday that Excelsior-based Oppidan would finance 90 percent of the project. The Port Autho…

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Cool Offices: Oppidan builds new HQ in Excelsior

09.15.2015

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

After many years in Minnetonka, Oppidan Investment Co. is now officially installed in its brand-new downtown Excelsior headquarters. The company occupies the second floor of the new mixed-used building at 400 Water St., which is twinned with a new Kowalski's grocery store across the parking lot. Japanese restaurant Miyabi is on the first floor and a hair salon will soon move in. Repurposed ba…

Oppidan plans a spring or early summer 2016 opening for this new retail development at the southeast corner of Highway 55 and Vicksburg Lane in Plymouth. (Submitted rendering)

Oppidan starts work on new retail center in Plymouth

08.20.2015

Finance and Commerce

By: Brian Johnson August 20, 2015 4:05 pm 0 Demolition of a warehouse will take five to six weeks before construction can start on the new Vicksburg Marketplace in Plymouth. A new retail development with a Fresh Thyme grocery store, Goodwill store and Starbuck’s is coming to the southeast corner of Highway 55 and Vicksburg Lane in Plymouth, one of the city’s busiest intersectio…

The Excelsior Kowalski’s Market had an amazing turnout at their grand opening on July 29. (Sun Sailor photos by Paige Kieffer)

Kowalski's Market Opens in Excelsior

08.13.2015

Sun Sailor

Hundreds turned out for the grand opening of Excelsior’s newest grocery store, Kowalski’s Market and Wine Shop on July 29. The 10th Kowalski’s store, it is the first to debut the company’s small store plan. “This store is a different kind of store for us because it is smaller, but it turned out amazing,” said store-manager Max Maddaus. The store has an ext…

Former Navy Seal Al Horner and instructor Karla Rapp demonstrate to young women and mothers at Minnetonka High School on what to do if you are attacked at gunpoint at the July 22 course. (Sun Sailor p

Minnetonka High holds women’s self-defense course

08.03.2015

Sun Sailor

There’s more than academic preparation required to be successful in college. Thus, Minnetonka High School held its first-ever women’s self-defense course July 20. The event was held at Minnetonka High School and enrolled more than 150 women. The class was attended by Minnetonka High School mothers and daughters. Minnetonka High School mother Colleen Fischer and daughter Abby, who …

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