Wednesday, May 8, 2019

The Shelby Report

New Cub Store Anchors Apartment Development In Minneapolis

A new Cub store is being planned to anchor a new apartment development in the Longfellow neighborhood in Minneapolis.

The new 46,000-s.f. Cub store is being built at 46th and Hiawatha Avenue in Minneapolis. Scheduled to open this spring, the new urban grocery store will anchor a five-story, 148-unit apartment development by Excelsior-based Oppidan Investment Co.

The new Cub store will cater to the 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 design of the new Cub store at 46th and Hiawatha will meet the needs of the traditional shopper while providing solutions for time-strapped customers. The store will feature a 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.

The store includes multiple entrances and indoor cafe?-style spaces. There will be a spacious outdoor seating area with a walk-up window serving coffees, ice creams, and 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, VP 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, Minnesota, operates 80 grocery stores in Minnesota and Illinois.

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