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Lunds & Byerlys has announced that it will be an anchor store in the major new real estate development at the former Ford site in the St. Paul’s Highland Park neighborhood.

The Twin Cities grocery chain has announced plans to open a 51,000-square-foot store in the 122-acre Highland Bridge development in 2022, signing a lease with developer Ryan Companies for a place in a residential building. mixed-use housing which will also house 230 apartments. .

It will eventually replace Lunds & Byerlys’ current store located nearby at 2128 Ford Parkway, which will remain open until the new store is completed.

The new store will be 20% larger than the existing store, a press release issued on behalf of Ryan Companies, developer of L&B and Highland Bridge, said on Tuesday.

It is the first major retailer to be announced for the long-running planned development project, which will eventually see the creation of 3,800 housing units, 265,000 square feet of office space and 150,000 square feet of retail space. retail in West St. Paul.

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“It is with immense pride that we have served the Highland Park community for over 37 years, and we are delighted to open a new store within a block that will create an enhanced shopping experience for our customers. customers, ”said Tres Lund, CEO of Lunds & Byerlys.

“This new store will be almost 20% larger than our current store, so that we can meet the needs of today’s customers and the many future customers we will serve as the community continues to grow.”

“Lunds & Byerlys is the perfect retail foothold in Highland Bridge,” said Maureen Michalski, vice president of development at Ryan Companies. “Grocery shopping is a critical part of a neighborhood’s success, and no one can match Lund’s passion for quality and his long-term commitment to the Highland Park neighborhood. “

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