2 Hy-Vee grocery stores slated to open in the Twin Cities this year

The stores are scheduled to open in the spring and summer of this year.
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Two Hy-Vee grocery stores are slated to open in the Twin Cities metro as soon as this spring. 

A store in Spring Lake Park, which was set to open last year but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is scheduled to open this spring, Hy-Vee spokesperson Christina Gayman told Bring Me The News. While a store in Maplewood is set for a late spring or early summer opening. 

Here are the details: 

Spring Lake Park

The grocery store at 8155 Central Ave. NE in Spring Lake Park is near Hy-Vee's Fast and Fresh Express convenience store that opened in December 2019. 

ABC Newspapers says this Hy-Vee store will be 76,000 square feet and includes a 8,700-square-foot cafe. 

Gayman says they will include a drive-through pharmacy canopy on the south side building for customer prescription pickup and they may add a large canopy on the north side that would cover nearly 12 parking spaces for curbside pickup for online grocery orders. 

The store will also have an attached wine and spirits store. 

Maplewood

The Maplewood store, at 2501 White Bear Ave. N, is in a former Rainbow Foods grocery store, marking the second Hy-Vee to take over a former Rainbow (the other was the Hy-Vee in Plymouth, which opened in 2018). 

It will feature a Fast and Fresh Express fueling station in the store's parking lot, which will open this month, Gayman said. It also has a separate wine and spirits store in the adjacent strip mall, which opened in December. 

According to the City of Maplewood, Hy-Vee plans to include a canopy covering more than 10 parking spaces for people to pick up their online orders and a pharmacy drive-through. 

According to the Star Tribune, Hy-Vee doesn't have any updates on proposed stores in Blaine, Columbia Heights, Chaska, Farmington, West St. Paul and a second in Maple Grove. 

Hy-Vee, which operates more than 240 stores in eight Midwestern states, announced in early 2014 its plans to expand into the Twin Cities market. It now has more than a dozen stores in Minnesota

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