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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 hou…

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

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 …

Cool Offices: Oppidan builds new HQ in Excelsior Image

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. Repurpos…

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 inters…

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 a…

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,…

Oppidan Completes Move to Excelsior

07.21.2015

Fianance & Commerce

By: Adam Voge July 20, 2015 3:56 pm 0 Developer Oppidan Investment Co. has completed its headquarters move from Minnetonka to Excelsior, the company announced Monday. Oppidan’s new space is about 9,000 square feet on the second level of its own Excelsior Marketplace development at Walter Street and George Street in downtown Excelsior. That’s about 4,000 square feet larger tha…

Costs in focus as North Minneapolis project advances

07.16.2015

Finance and Commerce

By: Karlee Weinmann July 15, 2015 1:52 pm 0 The costs tied to a grocery store rehabilitation project in North Minneapolis remained in focus at a Hennepin County Board meeting Tuesday. Hennepin County Commissioner Jan Callison flagged a report about the price tag swelling from $5.5 million to $6.3 million for development costs and the first year of operations at 4414 Humboldt Ave. N, ne…

It's Hammer Time! Orchard Supply Hardware Opens First San Francisco Location in North Beach

07.16.2015

PR Newswire

SAN FRANCISCO, July 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The first Orchard Supply Hardware® (OSH) in the city of San Francisco is now officially open at 2598 Taylor St. in North Beach near Fisherman's Wharf. The award-winning home maintenance retailer has customized this location to cater to apartment dwellers and smaller space living, and will offer an array of services at its Workbench, includin…

Justin-Siena drops shopping center plan, pursues senior center instead

07.16.2015

Napa Valley Register

Four years after floating a shopping center proposal that riled traffic-weary neighbors, Justin-Siena High School is switching gears. The private academy in north Napa announced Wednesday morning it will shelve its planned retail center – which originally called for the city’s first Lowe’s hardware superstore – in favor of a senior residential center near Solano an…

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