Hy-Vee Opens In Eagan, Robbinsdale Location Still On Hold

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – There is now even more competition in the Twin Cities grocery wars.

A fifth Hy-Vee opened in Eagan Tuesday morning near the corner of Pilot Knob Road and Yankee Doodle Road.

This store is expected to have many of the same amenities as the other four that opened in the past year, including a coffee shop, a flower shop and an abundance of ready-made food options.

Hy-Vee is an Iowa-based company.

Since last September, it has opened stores in New Hope, Oakdale, Lakeville and Brooklyn Park with more in development.

A store in Robbinsdale is on hold after backlash from residents about plans to demolish the historic Terrace Theater.


One Comment

  1. Glenn Williams says:

    The residents of Robbinsdale actually WANT Hy-Vee to build. There was a city wide survey and 85.5% of the residents want the Hy-Vee to happen.

    There is a very vocal minority that is made up mainly of people not even from that city which do not want the Hy-Vee to happen.

  2. Facts says:

    “There is a very vocal minority that is made up mainly of people not even from that city which do not want the Hy-Vee to happen.”

    Per your own admission, that is 15% of Robbinsdale residents who want to save, plus those of us who see beautiful works of architecture torn down by the same short-sightedness that nearly ripped down St Paul’s Landmark Center for a parking ramp.

    We support redevelopment of the site — and a grocery store and the Terrace are capable of co-existing. Other cities in the region (most recently, Woodbury) have gotten retailers to modify their plans so everyone gets some of what they want. Unfortunately, some in Robbinsdale appear to have a win-lose mentality, as opposed to a win-win mentality, and it is ripping the city apart while the one piece of architecture that makes Robbinsdale a unique place was allowed to fall into disrepair by a negligent property owner.

  3. Wanda says:

    The Terrace is a reminder of Robbinsdale’s history and complexity. The theatre is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. The building should be spared the wrecking ball and redeveloped as a cultural resource that will help the city maintain a sense of permanency and heritage for future generations. I applaud the efforts of Friends of the Terrace.

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