Hy-Vee will open two new stores in the Twin Cities this year: one in Spring Lake Park and another in Maplewood, a spokesperson confirmed to WGB.
The Spring Lake Park location, a 75,000-square-foot store at 8155 NE Central Ave., is slated for a spring opening. It will have an attached wine and spirits store as well as a drive-thru pharmacy on the south side of the building for customer prescription pickup, said spokeswoman Christina Gayman, who added that Hy-Vee may add a large canopy covering nearly a dozen parking spaces on the building’s north side for curbside pickup of Aisles Online orders.
The Spring Lake Park store was originally set to open in late 2019, according to a local news report, but sat vacant after the exterior was completed last year. A Fast & Fresh convenience store and fuel station in front of the main store opened in 2019.
The Maplewood location at 2501 White Bear Ave. will take over space filled by Rainbow Foods from 1986 to 2018, according to the Star Tribune.
It is slated for a late spring/early summer opening, and a Hy-Vee Fast & Fresh Express fueling station will also open in the store’s parking lot this month, Gayman said. The Maplewood store also has a separate wine and spirits store in the adjacent strip mall that opened in December 2020.
West Des Moines-based Hy-Vee entered the Twin Cities in 2015; it now has 16 full-line locations in Greater Minnesota along with 11 full-line stores and 10 Fast & Fresh convenience stores in the Twin Cities, the Star Tribune reported. Hy-Vee has more than 275 retail stores total across eight Midwestern states.