Hy-Vee to open second Twin Cities location
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee has entered into a contract to build a Hy-Vee store in Oakdale, Minn., marking the second Twin Cities location to be announced since Hy-Vee declared earlier this year that it would enter the market.
The proposed expansion into the Twin Cities would add several stores per year, over the next several years.
Hy-Vee has been working with Oakdale officials for several months to secure the city-owned property, which formerly housed an outlet mall. This is the second Hy-Vee location under contract in the Twin Cities area; several more new store projects are in various stages of research and development, the retailer noted.
Hy-Vee expects that it will be several months before construction begins. A tentative grand opening date has not been scheduled for the store, which will create about 450 local jobs.
The new Oakdale store will include a pharmacy with a drive-up window, in-store dietitians and wellness department.
Hy-Vee is new to the Twin Cities area but not to Minnesota. The employee-owned company has been a fixture in Minnesota communities since 1969 and currently operates 17 stores statewide, employing more than 5,000 local residents.