Shakopee to Get New Goodwill Store

Monday, September 8, 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 donation center, will be built near the northeast corner of Highway 169 and Canterbury Road South. An official groundbreaking ceremony will take place at that location on October 2 at 2:00pm.


The new Shakopee Goodwill store, which is expected to be complete in January 2015, will replace the existing Goodwill store located at 1210 Shakopee Town Square. The store will open in early spring.


“Oppidan is very pleased to provide Goodwill with an opportunity to relocate to a more visible location within the Shakopee community,” said Joe Ryan, president of Oppidan, “The new location puts the store at an easily accessible and highly trafficked intersection, allowing the store to better serve the community.”


“Oppidan has proven to be a valuable partner as Goodwill has looked to grow and expand throughout the metro area,” said Debbie Ferry, senior vice president of Organizational Advancement at Goodwlll-Easter Seals Minnesota. “We’re grateful to the many Shakopee shoppers and donors who have supported us since 2005, and we’re thrilled to offer them a large, welcoming and more convenient location next year.”


The Shakopee Goodwill store will be the eighth that Oppidan has developed in the past four years. Other locations include Champlin, Forest Lake, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Monticello, and Woodbury.


About Goodwill/Easter Seals Minnesota

Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota provides education, job training and placement services for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment. In the past year, over 30,000 individuals received 63,000 services, including job skills training (automotive, banking/finance, construction, medical office and retail), job placement and free medical equipment loans. Revenues from its 30+ retail stores, along with other contributions, support these programs throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin.


About Oppidan Investment Company

Twin Cities-based Oppidan Investment Company is a national property development firm recognized for offering a full range of real estate services to the retail, industrial, commercial and residential markets. Since its founding in 1991, Oppidan has successfully developed more than 300 projects spanning more than 9.5 million-square feet with a total value of more than $1.775 billion. Oppidan’s client list includes CARBO Ceramics, Coborn’s, GE, Goodwill, Orchard Supply Hardware, Pioneer Energy, Shopko, and more. To learn  more about Oppidan, visit



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