CUB, a Supervalu-owned grocery store, announced on March 7 it will open a new 46,000-square-foot store in Minneapolis located in an apartment complex developed by Excelsior-based Oppidan Investment Company. The current store is about 40 percent smaller than the typical CUB stores which are about 78,000 square feet.
“This store brings a great new concept to the CUB portfolio as it will be our first store embedded into a residential complex,” said Anne Dament, evp of Retail, Marketing and Private Brands at Supervalu. “We’re evolving our look and feel while showcasing new shopping innovations for a better experience for our customers. We feel this new format CUB is a perfect fit for this neighborhood,” Dament said.
Store plans include a large deli area with Quick and Easy and made-to-order meals, a popcorn shop, farmer’s market layout in the produce section, enhanced floral gift space and a pharmacy. It also features multiple entrances, indoor café-style spaces, a spacious outdoor seating area with bicycle parking and a walk-up window serving coffees, ice creams and signature cookie sandwiches year-round from the Refresh! bar.
“We’re very excited to see the culmination of over a year of planning and development,” said Drew Johnson, Vice President of Oppidan Investment Company. “CUB has done a great job responding to and incorporating stakeholder feedback into their store design. The finished project will be a tremendous asset to the neighborhood.”