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Hornbacher's to Open New Grocery Store in West Fargo

09.21.2017

West Fargo Pioneer

WEST FARGO—After the city tried for years to develop what was long dubbed the "Strawberry Patch" in the northwest corner of Sheyenne Street and Interstate 94, West Fargo's first Hornbacher's grocery store will soon find a home there. Oppidan Investment Co. plans to break ground this fall on 15.5 acres of land that will become home to a nearly 61,000-square-foot Hornbachers store th…

The Senior Housing Boom’s Ripple Effect

08.16.2017

MHN Multi-Housing News

The Senior Housing Boom’s Ripple Effect Assisted living occupancy fell to its lowest in eight years, despite record absorption, according to NIC’s 2017 second quarter report. San Jose had the highest occupancy, while Detroit recorded the biggest rent growth by Ariela Moraru | Aug 15, 2017 Demand for senior housing will more than double between now and 2040, according to t…

Aldi's Next Minnesota Target: Waconia

08.04.2017

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

Discount grocer Aldi has its sights set further west for another Minnesota location. The German retailer wants to open a 22,000-square-foot store in Waconia at the southeast corner of Highway 5 and W. 10th St., according to documents submitted to the city. Excelsior-based Oppidan Investment Co. purchased the 1.8-acre parcel of land in March and will work with Aldi to develop the store. Constr…

Chef Erick Harcey Joins Oppidan Development Near Minnehaha Park

07.12.2017

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

Oppidan Investment Co. will add a restaurant run by James Beard Award nominee Erick Harcey to its south Minneapolis mixed-use development. The restaurant would be part of a five-story mixed-use development proposed by Excelsior-based Oppidan at 46th Street and Hiawatha Avenue, a few blocks from Minnehaha Park. The Business Journal wrote about the project, which also includes 150 apartments and…

A rendering of Oppidan's planned senior living complex in the Prospect Park neighborhood of Minneapolis.

Oppidan Plans $75 Million Senior Housing Development in Prospect Park

04.10.2017

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

Developers can’t seem to build senior housing fast enough and they can’t seem to build in Prospect Park fast enough. Oppidan Investment Co. is doing both in one project. The Excelsior-based developer has submitted plans for a 285-unit senior housing complex that will stand six and 10 stories at the corner of University and Malcolm avenues. The ground floor would have a 6,200-squar…

Developer Oppidan Pursues $400 Million Senior Housing Pipeline

03.29.2017

Senior Housing News

Retail Developer Oppidan Pursues $400 Million Senior Housing Pipeline March 29, 2017 by Tim Mullaney This coverage of the 2017 National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care Spring Investment Forum is brought to you by Mainstreet. As the nation’s largest developer of transitional care properties, Mainstreet specializes in real estate development, value investments and hea…

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Oppidan Sells Red Rock Senior-living Complex Built in Woodbury

03.07.2017

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

The Red Rock Senior Living complex, a facility built by Oppidan Investment Co. two years ago in Woodbury, has been sold to an Ohio-based investment firm that specializes in seniors housing, assisted living and medical offices. Finance & Commerce reports on the $22 million deal between Excelsior-based Oppidan and EPC Woodbury, which is affiliated with Toledo, Ohio-based Welltower Inc. Wellt…

New Oppidan Development to Meet Rising Need for Senior Housing in Shorewood

08.11.2016

Anderson Companies

Senior living has been on the rise in the Twin Cities over the last three years. It comes as little surprise; baby boomers aren’t only downsizing, they’re considering and planning for how their needs will evolve as they age. But breaking from the tradition of fleeing to other climates, large numbers of boomers/seniors want to continue living in the communities in which they have wel…

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Proposed Senior Facility on Justin-Siena Land Submits Revised Plan to Napa

07.21.2016

Napa Valley Register

The developer behind a senior home planned for Justin-Siena High School property in north Napa has shared new details about its project – including a goal of breaking ground next year. Construction of the 174-unit Napa Senior Housing is planned to begin in early 2017, Patty Gibbs, spokeswoman for Oppidan Investment Co., said in a news release. The Minnesota-based builder has pursued plan…

A new senior housing facility is under construction on Centerville Road in the shadow of a city water tower. The Excelsior-based developer, Oppidan, also built White Bear Marketplace on Buerkle Road.

Completion a Year Away for New Senior Facility

06.09.2016

White Bear Press

WHITE BEAR LAKE — Construction is on schedule for White Bear Heights Senior Living on Centerville Road. At least for now. “I’m knocking on wood as I say that,” said Oppidan’s vice president of development, Paul Tucci. Like most construction projects, progress on the senior facility, which lies in the shadow of the water tower across from Cub Foods, is weather-de…

An example of what Gordon's Shopko will likely look like

Gordon Soon to Be Home to a Shopko Store

04.21.2016

Sheridan County Journal Star

By Jordan Huether Several meetings were held on a momentous Thursday evening in Gordon, Nebraska – the results of which would determine whether or not Gordon would soon be home to a new Shopko store. At 5 p.m., the Gordon Planning Commission met to decide whether or not to recommend that the city council declare a section of land, which includes the old Bomgaars building, substandard an…

Aerial view of the Shorewood Senior Living development from the east. (Submitted graphic)

Shorewood Approves Plans of Oppidan Senior Housing

04.11.2016

Sun Sailor

The Shorewood City Council approved concept and development stage plans at the March 28 meeting for the Oppidan Shorewood Senior Living project on Chaska Road and Highway 7 under the provision that traffic and lighting concerns will be addressed. “I think the project is needed,” said Shorewood Mayor Scott Zerby. “I hear from residents almost everyday looking for somewhere for…

Kowalski's to open new store in Shoreview

02.02.2016

Finance and Commerce

y: Hank Long Hank Long February 2, 2016 2:04 pm 0 Excelsior-based Oppidan is partnering with Kowalski’s Market to build the grocer a new 25,000-square-foot store in Shoreview. Oppidan will redevelop the former Rainbow Foods site at 441 Highway 96. Kowalski’s will own the 10.6-acre site, which it will purchase from Oppidan upon completion, the developer said last week in a prepare…

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Report 1/14/16

01.15.2016

Senior Housing News

Construction: In process Oppidan Investment Company Begins Construction on Minn. Community National developer Oppidan Investment Company and not-for-profit senior care provider Ebenezer are well underway on construction for White Bear Heights Senior Living in White Bear Lake, Minn. At 138,000-square-feet, the White Bear Heights community will consist of 113 units, including 36 independent li…

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MN Snapshot: Retailers targeting smaller markets in state

01.15.2016

Finance and Commerce

45 Broadway Ave. N., Cokato 1400 First Ave. E., Cambridge The strength of the economy can be seen in new retail construction throughout the Twin Cities, but retailers also are turning attention to smaller markets. For example, Excelsior-based Oppidan is working with Green Bay, Wisconsin-based Shopko to bring the retailer’s new, smaller format Shopko Hometown stores to communities in Min…

Congratulations to Oppidan Investment on 2015 Retail Redevelopment Award

12.16.2015

Larkin Hoffman

Oppidan Investment Company received the Minnesota Shopping Center Association’s STARR award for the best retail redevelopment project of 2015. The Excelsior-based development company was recognized for its mixed-used development, Excelsior Marketplace, located at 440 Water Street in Excelsior. The development includes a Kowalski’s Market store, Oppidan’s new corporate office,…

Cub Foods gives fresh look to its new White Bear Lake grocery store

12.16.2015

Minneapolis|St. Paul Business Journal

The newest Cub Foods store has more seafood, a larger hot foods bar and a sleeker look. It also has the largest liquor store you’ll find attached to any Cub Foods store. The 61,000-square-foot White Bear Lake grocery store opened Tuesday morning in the redeveloped Kmart site at Interstate 694 and White Bear Avenue. It's the 79th Cub Foods store in Minnesota. Next door is Cub’s 15…

Starbucks, Great Clips and Pacific Dental have signed leases to occupy the 6,040-square-foot building under construction at the White Bear Marketplace retail center in White Bear Lake.

Oppidan signs tenants for White Bear Lake project

11.18.2015

Finance and Commerce

Minnetonka-based Oppidan has secured tenants for a 6,040-square-foot building it is constructing for theWhite Bear Marketplace redevelopment project at the former site of a Kmart store in White Bear Lake. Starbucks, Great Clips and Pacific Dental will occupy a building that will complement future anchor tenants Cub Foods, Planet Fitness and Northern Tool, the developer said in a prepared state…

National Developer Bringing New Retailer to Emmetsburg

10.15.2015

Emmetsburg Reporter Democrat

by Dan Voigt , Emmetsburg News Following the closure of the ALCO?store in Emmetsburg at the end of 2014, the community has had to adapt to one less retailer in the community and the loss of employment for several local residents. However, officials of a Minneapolis-based property development firm made a major announcement affecting Emmetsburg on Monday, Oct. 12. National property dev…

Oppidan Investment Company developing Goodwill stores in Minnesota, Wisconsin

09.28.2015

RE Journals

National property development firm Oppidan Investment Company is developing a new Goodwill store in Winona, Minnesota, and another in New Richmond, Wisconsin. Construction on the Winona store, which is located at 1450 Gilmore Ave. on the site of the former Sterling Motel, began in mid-August and is expected to be complete by February of 2016. Construction on the New Richmond store, which will …

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 …

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 than its…

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, near th…

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, including key…

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 and Tro…

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Oppidan condo project progressing, selling fast

07.08.2015

Finance and Commerce

Minnetonka-based Oppidan Investment Co. is nearly done with its 33-unit Wooddale Flats condominium project in St. Louis Park, and most of the units are already sold. Oppidan said in a press release Wednesday that it’s nearing completion of the project’s first phase, which consists of four six-unit condo buildings. One of the buildings is complete and fully occupied already, while …

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Oppidan Hires Jim Hornecker

06.24.2015

Finance and Commerce

Former Supervalu executive Jim Hornecker Hornecker will help expand Oppidan’s grocery and retail business. Oppidan hires Jim Hornecker By: Adam Voge June 24, 2015 Plymouth-based Oppidan Investment Co. has hired former Supervalu executive Jim Hornecker as its new retail development consultant, the developer announced Wednesday. Hornecker, who spent the last eight years with Supervalu …

Oppidan Investment Company to build 49,000-square-foot retail center in Minnesota community - See mo Image

Oppidan Investment Company to build 49,000-square-foot retail center in Minnesota community - See mo

06.15.2015

Real Estate Journals

National property development firm Oppidan Investment Company has obtained City Council approval to move ahead with a 49,600-square-foot retail development at 15831 Highway 55 on the southeast corner of Vicksburg Lane and Highway 55 in Plymouth, Minnesota. Vicksburg Marketplace, which will sit on 6.55 acres, will include a 27,000-square-foot Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, a 20,600-square-foot Good…

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Hot Property: A new spot for Fresh Thyme grocery in Plymouth

05.22.2015

Star Tribune

Type: Retail Size: 50,188 square feet Area: 6.6 acres Developer & architect: Oppidan Investment Co. Details: The third Twin Cities-area Fresh Thyme Farmers Market grocery would anchor a new retail development now under consideration for the southeast corner of Hwy. 55 and Vicksburg Lane in Plymouth. As proposed by Oppidan Investment Co. of Minnetonka, Fresh Thyme is slated for a 27,000…

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Oppidan’s Excelsior Marketplace in Minnesota nearing completion

05.21.2015

Real Estate Journals

National property development firm Oppidan Investment Company’s Excelsior Marketplace retail development in Excelsior, Minnesota, is nearing completion. Excelsior Marketplace is a retail and office development located on the former Mason Motors, Inc. site at Water and George Streets in downtown Excelsior. Last fall, Oppidan announced that a Kowalski’s Market grocery store would be b…

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After pushback in St. Louis Park, Oppidan may trim Fresh Thyme plan

05.01.2015

Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal

Oppidan Investment Co. may scale back its mixed-use development project in St. Louis Park, which will be anchored by a Fresh Thyme Farmers Market. Finance & Commerce has a report on the project, which was first reported by theBusiness Journal back in December, along with updates on other projects around the nearby Excelsior & Grand complex. Oppidan wants to raze a vacant Bally Total F…

A rendering of a mixed-use project proposed at 4900 Excelsior Blvd. in St. Louis Park.

Real Estate Notebook: Oppidan plans grocer and apartments at former Bally Fitness site in St. Louis

05.01.2015

Star Tribune

Grocery store, apartments may pop up in St. Louis Park Oppidan Investment Co. is moving forward with its plans to tear down the former Bally Total Fitness near St. Louis Park’s Excelsior and Grand and replace it with apartments and a grocery store. The project, at 4900 Excelsior Blvd., will include 177 apartment units and a 280,000-square-foot retail space on the ground floor that wi…

Breaking ground at the new White Bear Marketplace were, from left, Joe Ryan, Oppidan; Curt Craig, Cub Foods; Mayor Jo Emerson; Mike Stigers, Cub Foods; Nicole Soderholm, watershed district; Samantha

Construction Officially Underway for Cub Foods in White Bear Lake

04.29.2015

White Bear Press

by Debra Neutkens/Regional Editor WHITE BEAR LAKE — Both company bigwigs and city officials were on hand April 22 for the White Bear Marketplace groundbreaking. Cub Foods President Mike Stigers said a few words before picking up a shovel at the former Kmart site. He thanked the city for “having us here” and told those attending that the new supermarket on White Bear Avenue …

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Fresh Thyme Farmer's Market to anchor Plymouth Redevelopment

04.21.2015

Minneapolis/St.Paul Business Journal

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market to anchor Plymouth redevelopment Apr 21, 2015, 6:53am CDT Nick HalterStaff reporter-Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal A fourth planned Fresh Thyme Farmers Market in the Twin Cities is slated to anchor a Plymouth redevelopment project. Oppidan Investment Co. has submitted plans to redevelop the southwest corner of Highway 55 and Vicksburg Lane. The Minneton…

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Japanese steakhouse planned for Oppidan development in Excelsior

03.25.2015

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

Clare KennedyStaff reporter-Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal Downtown Excelsior will soon be home to a new restaurant specializing in Asian fusion and Japanese steakhouse fare. Miyabi is a new restaurant concept by Nick Chong, said Patty Gibbs, a spokesperson for landlord Oppidan Investment Co. The 3,200-square-foot restaurant at 400 Water St. is slated to open this summer. The eate…

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Just Sold: Oppidan buys site for $25M retail center in White Bear Lake

03.25.2015

Finance and Commerce

By: Anne Bretts March 25, 2015 7:05 am 0 Editor’s note: “Just Sold” is a Finance & Commerce feature based on certificates of real estate value recently filed for commercial transactions and significant residential transactions in Twin Cities counties. Additional details in the transactions come from Plat Research, the Minnesota Secretary of State’s Office, company d…

Oppidan to redevelop former Kmart into a Cub Foods

02.09.2015

Finance and Commerce

Minnetonka-based Oppidan Investment Co. will redevelop the former Kmart in White Bear Lake into a Cub Foods, the developer announced Monday. Oppidan’s project, referred to as White Bear Marketplace, sits on 12.8 acres on the northwest quadrant of Interstate 694 and White Bear Avenue, just north of Maplewood Mall. The new Cub Foods will be the first corporate Cub built since 2008. The dev…

Minnesota’s Oppidan develops more than 990,000 square feet during second half of 2014 - See more at:

02.04.2015

RE Journals

Minnetonka, Minn.-based Oppidan Investment Company developed 992,600 square feet of property and 152 apartment units across the country in the second half of 2014. During that same time period, the company also provided construction management services for 19 projects and sold 67,200 square feet of retail space plus 50 home lots in its Woodland Hills development in West Des Moines, Iowa. Over …

Oppidan Investment Co. now plans to build a five-story 180-unit apartment complex with a Fresh Thyme Farmers Market on the ground floor at 4900 Excelsior Blvd. in St. Louis Park, the former site of a

Oppidan announces St. Louis Park Bally’s project

01.27.2015

Finance and Commerce

MINNEAPOLIS—(January 27, 2015)—Minneapolis-based Oppidan Investment Company, a national property development firm offering a full range of real estate services, today announced plans to construct a five-story mixed used development at the former Bally Total Fitness site located at 4900 Excelsior Boulevard in St. Louis Park. The development will include 180 apartments as well as a 28…

Cub Foods planned for former White Bear Lake Kmart site

12.31.2014

Pioneer Press

Cub Foods is planning a 60,000-square-foot store in White Bear Lake, on the site of a vacant Kmart, the project developer said Tuesday. A Planet Fitness location and other future retail tenants are also on deck for the development, which is intended to revive an abandoned 12-acre site on White Bear Avenue north of Maplewood Mall. Drew Johnson, developer with Minnetonka-based Oppidan Investmen…

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Cub Foods to anchor White Bear Kmart redevelopment

12.30.2014

Minneapolis/St.Paul Business Journal

Nick HalterStaff reporter-Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal Cub Foods will anchor a redevelopment of the vacant Kmart site near Maplewood Mall in White Bear Lake. Oppidan Investment Co. of Minnetonka submitted plans to the city this week showing a Cub Foods with an attached liquor store and a Planet Fitness gym. There's also space for another large, unnamed retail tenant. If plans go ac…

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Small Business Success Stories: Oppidan Investment Company

12.19.2014

Twins Cities Business Magazine

Looking into the conference room at Minnetonka-based property developer Oppidan Investment Co., you can see about a dozen people talking quickly and intensely around a table. Though you can’t make out what they’re saying, you hear laughter that breaks up the discussion from time to time. It sounds like a group that’s working hard and having a good time doing it—an impre…

This rendering shows the view from Water Street at the intersection with Highway 19 (Submitted rendering: Oppidan Investment Co.)

Excelsior: More than a summer playground

12.09.2014

Finance and Commerce

If you just crunch the numbers, a city of 2,400 people with limited highway presence and a small downtown shouldn’t be home to a new public library, a dozen restaurants and event centers, a brewery and enough retail stores to fill every available storefront. A city this small shouldn’t be able to persuade one of the top grocery chains in the Twin Cities to bypass the highway and sq…

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Fresh Thyme grocery works with developer for St. Louis Park store

12.08.2014

Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal

Clare KennedyStaff reporter-Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal Fresh Thyme Farmers Market has a third Minnesota store in the works, targeting a potential location in St. Louis Park withOppidan Investment Co. The Illinois-based grocer is interested in a new mixed-use development Oppidan is planning for 4900 Excelsior Boulevard, confirmed Paul Tucci, Oppidan's vice president of development…

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New site eyed for proposed Shopko Store in Cherokee

12.08.2014

Chronicle Times

Friday, November 28, 2014 By Paul Struck, Editor Cherokee will have a Shopko Store in a new, free-standing building on North Second Street opening in the fall of 2015, the store developer confirmed to the Chronicle Times this week. Negotiations and evaluations continue between Shopko and developer Oppidan of Minnetonka, Minn., according to spokesman Tom Ryan of Oppidan. "We are stil…

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385 Edgewood Drive, Baxter

11.20.2014

Finance and Commerce

385 Edgewood Drive, Baxter By: Anne Bretts November 20, 2014 7:05 am Minnetonka-based Oppidan Investment Co. has acquireda former Wal-Mart store now operating as a Gander Mountain retail location in Baxter, with plans to redevelop the site again into a multi-tenant building with additional outlot stores or restaurants. KTJ 243 LLC, an Oppidan entity, closed on the $3.7 million deal July 29,…

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Oppidan Purchases Former Wal-Mart Site in Baxter

11.20.2014

Brainerd Dispatch

Oppidan purchases former Wal-Mart site in Baxter By Renee Richardson Today at 9:49 a.m. Redevelopment plans are in the works for the former Wal-Mart site in Baxter. The announcement came from Oppidan Investment Co., a national property development firm based in Minneapolis. Oppidan purchased the former Wal-Mart site, where the Gander Mountain is just off Highway 371 near Taco Bell and plans…

Company plans 126-unit Killdeer apartment complex

11.06.2014

Prairie Business Magazine

Company plans 126-unit Killdeer apartment complex KILLDEER, N.D. — Minneapolis-based Oppidan Investment Co. has announced plans to develop an apartment development in Killdeer to serve the oil-related growth in the city. By: Forum News Service, Forum News Service KILLDEER, N.D. — Minneapolis-based Oppidan Investment Co. has announced plans to develop an apartment development in K…

Company plans 126-unit Killdeer complex

11.06.2014

The Dickinson Press

KILLDEER — Minneapolis-based Oppidan Investment Co. has announced plans to develop an apartment development in Killdeer to serve the oil-related growth in the city. The Killdeer Highlands Apartments will sit near 103rd Avenue and Third Street, just northwest of Killdeer’s city center. The seven-acre development includes three 42-unit buildings with one-, two- and three-bedroom plan…

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Joseph Hughes Joins Oppidan

10.14.2014

Finance & Commerce

Minnetonka-based Oppidan Invesment Co. has hired Joseph Hughes as construction manager, the developer announced Monday. In his new role, Hughes will be responsible for managing general contractors through the construction process, as well as managing construction design partners, including architects and engineers. He will also provide day-to-day oversight for certain construction projects. H…

Shakopee to Get New Goodwill Store

09.08.2014

Shakopee Patch

MINNEAPOLIS—(August xx, 2014)—Minneapolis-based Oppidan Investment Company, a national property development firm offering a full range of real estate services, today announces that it will begin construction on a new Goodwill-Easter Seals store in Shakopee, Minn., in late September. The 20,600-square foot facility, which will include a retail store and a drive-through drop-off donat…

Energy: Going Up

In The News

08.29.2014

Prairie Business Magazine

When you’re a real estate developer considering a potential project, the first factor you consider is location. When you’re a real estate developer in the Bakken, the second factor you consider is electricity. Demand continues to outpace availability for nearly everything in the rapidly growing oil and gas region of North Dakota, including electricity for developments that could oth…

Inside View: Drew Johnson, Oppidan Investment

08.21.2014

The Star Tribune

Drew Johnson Developer at Oppidan Investment Co. Drew Johnson, 35, has joined Minnetonka-based Oppidan Investment Co. as a developer tasked with pursuing and finalizing multifamily and commercial real estate development deals. Johnson was drawn to Oppidan because of its work in the Twin Cities and around the country, but specifically, its development activity in North Dakota’s oil-r…

Minneapolis' Oppidan developing its first industrial park

08.20.2014

Real Estate Journals

Minneapolis-based Oppidan Investment Company has purchased 121 acres of land surrounding the airport in Stanley, N.D., for development of the company’s first industrial park. Pioneer Energy Services, a provider of land drilling and production services to oil and gas companies, will be the Stanley Airport Industrial Park’s first tenant. Construction is already underway on a 7,200-squ…

More Projects to Come

08.15.2014

Minot Daily News

Minn. firm finishes 9 projects in western N.D. this year August 15, 2014 By ELOISE OGDEN - Regional Editor (eogden@minotdailynews.com) , Minot Daily NewsSave | Post a comment | A Minnesota development firm has completed nine projects, including retail stores, transload facilities and apartments in Minot and area cities in western North Dakota during the first half of 2014. Durin…

New Shopko Store coming to Cherokee

07.25.2014

Chronicle Times

Retail store to open in former Harley-Davidson building The Cherokee City Council Tuesday night concurred with a recent Board of Adjustment approval granting a zoning variance that clears the way for a Shopko Store in Cherokee to be located in the former Harley-Davidson building on North Second Street. The Shopko Store would utilize 39,000 square feet of retail space in the 48,000 square f…

Goodwill retail store gets Monticello city planning approvals

06.13.2014

The Monticello Times

Goodwill Easter Seals of Minnesota will develop a new 17,636 square foot retail facility in Monticello located on vacant land near Cedar Street and Highway 25. Monticello council members approved a conditional use permit (CUP) and cross-access request for the project May 27 after listening to a background report from City Planner Steve Grittman. In a previously presented memo, Grittman stated…

Just Sold: Oppidan buys land for Goodwill store in St. Louis Park

Press Releases

05.08.2013

Just Sold: Oppidan buys land for Goodwill store in St. Louis Park Posted: 7:00 am Wed, May 8, 2013 By Anne Bretts Finance and Commerce 7:00 am Wed, May 8, 2013 Editor’s note: “Just Sold” is a Finance & Commerce feature based on certificates of real estate value (CRVs) recently filed for commercial transactions and significant residential…

Minneapolis’ Oppidan breaks ground on retail development in North Dakota city

03.06.2013

RE Journals

Minneapolis’ Oppidan breaks ground on retail development in North Dakota city March 06, 2013 | Staff Writer | Print Article | Email this Article Minneapolis-based Oppidan Investment Company, a national property development firm, held a construction ceremony in late February at its Watford Plaza retail development in Watford City, N.D., to celebrate the beginning of construction at …

Economist: ND oil could save America

In The News

10.16.2012

Williston Herald

Economist: ND oil could save America David Rupkalvis | Posted: Saturday, October 13, 2012 6:00 pm For decades, Barry Asmus has traveled the world to talk about the economy. As a senior economist with the National Center for Policy Analysis, Asmus follows economic conditions closely. Wednesday, he said the work going on in the oil and gas industry could be what turns things around for the …

Oppidan planning next N.D. retail project

In The News

10.10.2012

Finance and Commerce

Oppidan planning next N.D. retail project Posted: 8:10 am Tue, October 9, 2012 By Burl GilyardFinance and Commerce Tags: Joe Ryan, Oppidan Investment Co. 8:10 am Tue, October 9, 2012 Minnetonka-based Oppidan Investment Co. is in the process of buying 10 acres of land in Minot, N.D., for a 95,000-square-foot retail development on the site. Oppidan has been drawn to deals i…

Construction has Begun for Second Goodwill Store in Maple Grove

In The News, Press Releases

10.09.2012

Maple Grove Patch

Construction has Begun for Second Goodwill Store in Maple Grove An opening date has not yet been announced, but construction should be complete in January. ByStephanie Larsen Email the author October 2, 2012 A new Goodwill store is being built near the intersection of Interstate 94 and Weaver Lake Road in Maple Grove. The 20,600-square foot store will be Goodwill’s second in Mapl…

Hard to grow little towns from scratch, says Watford City

10.05.2012

Bismarck Tribune

Hard to grow little towns from scratch, says Watford City 18 hours ago • By LAUREN DONOVAN | Bismarck Tribune WATFORD CITY — Brent Sanford and Curt Moen are like expectant dads, only they’re preparing for thousands of newcomers, not one. Sanford is Watford City’s mayor and Moen is the city planner. They’re nervously checking the calendar at the same time they&r…

Oppidan Investment Company celebrates start of building of Goodwill retail store in Minnesota

10.03.2012

RE Journal

Oppidan Investment Company celebrates start of building of Goodwill retail store in Minnesota Posted By Staff Writer On October 2, 2012 @ 2:11 pm | No Comments Minneapolis-based Oppidan Investment Company, a national property development firm, announced that construction has begun on a new Goodwill store in Maple Grove, Minn. The 20,600-square foot facility is being built on a two-acre parce…

Hot Property: Maple Grove Goodwill Store

08.17.2012

Star Tribune

Hot Property: Maple Grove Goodwill Store Updated: August 17, 2012 - 5:46 AM Maple Grove Goodwill Store 13644 80th Circle N., Maple Grove Type: Retail Size: 20,600 square feet Developer: Oppidan Inc. Details: Minnetonka-based Oppidan has preliminary approval to build a Goodwill/Easter Seals of Minnesota retail store in the parking lot of the shuttered Maple Grove Cinema theater. The Maple G…

Goodwill’s next step: second store in Maple Grove

08.14.2012

Finance and Commerce

Goodwill’s next step: second store in Maple Grove by Mark Anderson Published: August 13th, 2012 The Goodwill proposal is for a 2-acre portion of a 6.2-acre redevelopment site now occupied by the former Maple Grove Cinema 10 and a large parking lot. (Photo: CoStar) The Twin Cities Goodwill stores may soon be expanding their shopping bargains and job-training opportunities once again, …

Oppidan invests $100 million across Bakken

08.10.2012

Williston Daily Harold

Oppidan invests $100 million across Bakken By Jenna Ebersole/Williston Herald | Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2012 8:52 pm As the housing crunch continues across the Williston area, one mostly commercial investment company said they saw the need for something different – residential housing. Oppidan Investment Company is pumping more than $100 million into North Dakota’s Bakken …

Coborn’s Plans To Double Presence In Bakken Region With Five New Grocery Stores

08.01.2012

Mountrail County Promoter, Inc

Page 4 Mountrail County Promoter, Inc., Stanley, ND Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012 Coborn’s Plans To Double Presence In Bakken Region With Five New Grocery Stores Coborn’s, Inc. announced plans last week to build five new grocery stores in western North Dakota now through 2014. The new Coborn’s and Cash Wise Foods stores will more than double the company’s presence in the…

They can't build homes fast enough here

07.30.2012

Market Watch

They can’t build homes fast enough here North Dakota’s increased oil production creates dire housing need By Amy Hoak, MarketWatch CHICAGO (MarketWatch)—People in most housing markets are elated about trends showing that home prices are on the way up and a housing recovery could be underway. If you’re living in parts of North Dakota, however, you’ve lived wit…

Coborn's plans new grocery stores for Minot, 4 other cities

07.29.2012

Minot

Coborn’s plans new grocery stores for Minot, 4 other cities July 29, 2012 Minot Daily News ST. CLOUD, Minn. - Coborn's Inc., a St. Cloud, Minn.,-based company, plans to build five new grocery stores in western North Dakota, including in Minot, now through 2014. Among the new stores being planned are Coborn's stores in Stanley and Tioga, which will replace the company's existing Food P…

Agreement clears way for Pheasant Ridge construction

07.18.2012

http://www.watfordcitynd.com/?id=10&nid=1738

Agreement clears way for Pheasant Ridge construction Posted 7/18/12 (Wed) By Neal A. Shipman Farmer Editor The Watford City City Council found itself stepping outside its comfort zone as it approved a development agreement with Bayfront Builders for the development of the Pheasant Ridge development on the northside of Watford City. During the council’s regular meeting on July 9, th…

Oppidan Current Projects

07.10.2012

Apple Valley, Minnesota - Retail Center Dickinson, North Dakota - Commercial Retail Minot, North Dakota - Commercial Retail Excelsior, Minnesota - Commercial Retail Plymouth, Minnesota - Senior Living/Retail Stanley, North Dakota - Commercial Retail Tioga, North Dakota - Commercial Retail Watford, North Dakota - Commercial Retail Watford, North Dakota - Pheasant Ridge Apartments Willi…

Fleet Farm moves into SW metro

07.07.2012

Star Tribune

Fleet Farm moves into SW metro Star Tribune A new Fleet Farm retail store opened in the city of Carver on June 28, the first of what city officials hope to be many businesses along a two-mile commercial strip of land on both sides of Hwy. 212. The complex on 39 acres includes a store, gas station with 27 dispensers and convenience store, and a four-bay car wash. City leaders said they are th…

Once skeptical, Oppidan joins rush to North Dakota

06.29.2012

Finance and Commerce

Once skeptical, Oppidan joins rush to North Dakota Posted: 7:30 am Fri, June 29, 2012 By Burl Gilyard Tags: CBL & Associates Properties Inc., Joe Ryan, Oppidan Investment Co. Minnetonka-based developer Oppidan Investment Co. is hoping to mine gold in the booming oil fields of North Dakota. Oppidan plans to invest more than $100 million to develop retail and apartment projects in the …

Woodland Hills Update

06.26.2012

Camping World set to pass the 100 store mark

06.25.2012

Camping World Set to Cross the 100 Store Mark in the Next Several Months * Reuters is not responsible for the content in this press release. Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:16am EDT CHICAGO, IL, Jun 21 (Marketwire) -- Camping World, the nation's largest RV and outdoor retailer, today announced that it is set to reach a new milestone in the company's history openin…

New School to Be Built in Woodland Hills

06.20.2012

New Waukee school planned in W.D.M.The Waukee school district received approval tonight to build a third elementary school in West Des Moines.Members of the city’s planning and zoning commission voted 7-0 to support the project. Site plans will gobefore the City Council Monday for final approval.Construction of Woodland Hills Elementary School is slated to begin this spring at the interse…

Waukee School Construction to Start

06.20.2012

Written by LISA LAVIA RYAN A couple of things can be counted on when it comes to the Waukee school district and construction: It’s always happening. And each new school looks pretty much like the one that came immediately before it. Superintendent Dave Wilkerson said there are a couple more facts that residents of the district can count on: Administrators are always planning constructio…

DEVELOPER REQUESTS CITY OFF-SALE LICENSE

06.13.2012

McKenzie Count Farmer

Posted 6/13/12 (Wed) By Neal A. Shipman Farmer Editor A developer, who is planning to bring Coborn’s Grocery Store, a Little Dukes convenience store and gas station, as well an ALCO and a McDonald’s to Watford City, wants the Watford City City Council to amend its current liquor license ordinance to allow for more than one off-sale liquor license. During the city council&rsqu…

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NEW RETAIL DEVELOPMENT PROPOSED FOR CITY

06.13.2012

McKenzie County Farmer

Posted 6/13/12 (Wed) Kate Ruggles Farmer Staff Writer Talks of growth and development abound for Watford City and its surrounding areas as a major commercial developer, the Oppidan group, has proposed to build an 118,000 sq. ft. retail space south of Watford City on the corner of the Highway 23 bypass and Highway 85. Jay Moore, a project developer with Oppidan states that they have been in …

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North Dakota Bakken Overview

05.23.2012

Oppidan is working diligently to ease the overwhelming need for retail development and housing to the cities that are rapidly growing due to the recent oil growth in North Dakota. The Oil growth is bringing in so many more workers and travelers that these towns don’t have enough of anything to accommodate all these people. These cities are in desperate need of hotels, apartments and hous…

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05.23.2012

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05.23.2012

Growth in West Des Moines

05.10.2012

Dallas County is seventh-fastest growing in U.S.; DMmetro gains 10,662 people since 2010 CensusDallas County is the seventh-fastest growing county in the nation, experiencing a 5 percent increasein population between April 2010 and July 2011, the U.S. Census Bureau reported today.Dallas County now has a population of 69,444, a gain of 3,309 from April 1, 2010. The only otherMidwest county in th…

Woodland Hills Video

05.10.2012

Camping World will open RV equipment store in Liberty Lake

03.06.2012

Camping World will open RV equipment store in Liberty Lake Posted by Tom March 6, 2012 12:14 p.m. The former Mastercraft building in Liberty Lake has been acquired for a new Camping World store, according to the company that brokered the deal. Camping World, based in Bowling Green, Ky., is one of the nation's bigger sellers of RV equipment, camping equipment and RV merchandise. It's taking o…

Broader Focus helps Oppidan outlast the retail downturn

01.14.2011

Broader focus helps Oppidan outlast retail’s downturn Premium content from Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal by John Vomhof Jr., Staff writer Date: Friday, January 14, 2011, 5:00am CST When the recession hit, Oppidan Investment Co. President Joe Ryan decided to shift his company’s business model to keep business coming in the door. The company, he says, is positioned better…

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