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April 8, 2014

Twin Cities’ fashion retailer “Len” has renewed its lease at Minneapolis City Center with a seven-year commitment.

Minneapolis — Twin Cities’ fashion retailer “Len” has renewed its lease at Minneapolis City Center with a seven-year commitment. The existing 7,196-sq.-ft. store is the retailer’s only downtown location following the consolidation of several brands and stores over the last six months. The chain operates five more locations in Minnesota and one in Illinois.

Minneapolis City Center is the two-story retail portion of a 1.6 million mixed-use property owned by Shorenstein Properties LLC.

April 4, 2014

All lawsuits relating to the 2013 data breach at Target Corp. will be consolidated before a single court in Minnesota.

Minneapolis – All lawsuits relating to the 2013 data breach at Target Corp. will be consolidated before a single court in Minnesota. The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has assigned all data breach suits to be heard by U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson in Minnesota.

April 4, 2014

All lawsuits relating to the 2013 data breach at Target Corp. will be consolidated before a single court in Minnesota.

Minneapolis – All lawsuits relating to the 2013 data breach at Target Corp. will be consolidated before a single court in Minnesota. The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has assigned all data breach suits to be heard by U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson in Minnesota.

March 28, 2014

Tri-Land Properties has announced that it expects to complete a $21 million renovation of its 20-acre Fridley Market community center by September.

Westmont, Ill. — Tri-Land Properties has announced that it expects to complete a $21 million renovation of its 20-acre Fridley Market community center by September. Fridley Market is located at the intersection of I-694 and University Avenue, the main north/south spine through Minneapolis-St. Paul.

The renovation of the 165,000-sq.-ft. center includes building, infrastructure, lighting and pavement improvements as well as new construction.

March 26, 2014

Ascena Retail Group, parent to the Maurices, DressBarn and Lane Bryant banners, announced the 900th Maurices store opening.

Duluth, Minn. -- Ascena Retail Group, parent to the Maurices, DressBarn and Lane Bryant banners, announced the 900th Maurices store opening. The Fresno, Calif., store will officially open later this month, joining 899 other stores in the U.S. and Canada.

Maurices will open 60 new stores by the end of its fiscal year in July 2014. In addition to new store openings, Maurices is remodeling or expanding 80 stores this year.  

The company's long-term goal is to reach over 1,200 stores domestically and 100 stores in Canada.

March 20, 2014

Supervalu plans for a streamlined independent business organization.

Eden Prairie, Minn. – Supervalu plans for a streamlined independent business organization. As part of the new structure, Supervalu’s independent business will consolidate from three regions to two regions, forming new East and West teams.

The new East and West independent business regions will be located in Mechanicsville, Va., and Hopkins, Minn. To lead the new organizations, Supervalu has named Kevin Kemp president of the East region and Bill Chew president of the West region.

March 19, 2014

Mall of America has launched a $325 million expansion project in cooperation with Mortenson, a U.S.-based construction and development services company, Hotel Development LLC, an enterprise of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, and the city of Bloomington, Minn.

Bloomington, Minn. -- Mall of America has launched a $325 million expansion project in cooperation with Mortenson, a U.S.-based construction and development services company, Hotel Development LLC, an enterprise of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, and the city of Bloomington, Minn.

March 19, 2014

Mall of America has launched a $325 million expansion project in cooperation with Mortenson, a U.S.-based construction and development services company, Hotel Development LLC, an enterprise of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, and the city of Bloomington, Minn.

Bloomington, Minn. -- Mall of America has launched a $325 million expansion project in cooperation with Mortenson, a U.S.-based construction and development services company, Hotel Development LLC, an enterprise of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, and the city of Bloomington, Minn.

February 26, 2014

Retailers making headlines with store expansion plans include new players as well as global powerhouses. Just in the starting gate is Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, a new specialty grocery format featuring value-priced healthy and organic offerings.

New York -- Retailers making headlines with store expansion plans include new players as well as global powerhouses. Just in the starting gate is Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, a new specialty grocery format featuring value-priced healthy and organic offerings. The company plans to open over 60 stores throughout the Midwest during the next five years.

February 12, 2014

Casey’s General Stores announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire 24 Stop-n-Go locations. Twenty of the stores are located in North Dakota and four are located in Minnesota.

Ankeny, Iowa -- Casey’s General Stores announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire 24 Stop-n-Go locations. Twenty of the stores are located in North Dakota and four are located in Minnesota.

February 4, 2014

Caribou Coffee has taken over the rotunda in the nation’s largest shopping center, Mall of America, Bloomington, Minn., to put up a 64-ft.-tall “Living Pinterest Board” to celebrate the launch of its new Real Inspiration blend, created in collaboration with its fans on Pinterest.

New York -- Caribou Coffee has taken over the rotunda in the nation’s largest shopping center, Mall of America, Bloomington, Minn., to put up a 64-ft.-tall “Living Pinterest Board” to celebrate the launch of its new Real Inspiration blend, created in collaboration with its fans on Pinterest. The Caribou board is on display through Thursday, February 13.

January 27, 2014

Tri-Land Properties is demonstrating the power of value added retail real estate investing with its extensive renovation of Fridley Market at the intersection of University Avenue and I-694 in Fridley, Minn.

Tri-Land Properties is demonstrating the power of value added retail real estate investing with its extensive renovation of Fridley Market at the intersection of University Avenue and I-694 in Fridley, Minn.

Tri-Land is a full-service, real estate development and redevelopment company focused on the successful acquisition, development, renovation and management of community centers ranging in size from 100,000 sq. ft. to 750,000 sq. ft.

January 27, 2014

Tri-Land Properties is demonstrating the power of value added retail real estate investing with its extensive renovation of Fridley Market at the intersection of University Avenue and I-694 in Fridley, Minn.

Tri-Land Properties is demonstrating the power of value added retail real estate investing with its extensive renovation of Fridley Market at the intersection of University Avenue and I-694 in Fridley, Minn.

Tri-Land is a full-service, real estate development and redevelopment company focused on the successful acquisition, development, renovation and management of community centers ranging in size from 100,000 sq. ft. to 750,000 sq. ft.

January 22, 2014

Bruegger’s Bagels opens a new store concept in Woodbury, Minn., today, and is launching a promotional contest to find artwork to place on a large brick feature wall in the store.

St. Paul, Minn. – Bruegger’s Bagels opens a new store concept in Woodbury, Minn., today, and is launching a promotional contest to find artwork to place on a large brick feature wall in the store. Through March 31, amateur and professional artists can submit an abstract, two-dimensional design for the wall.

The winning design will be the focal point of the bakery and will be used in select new bakeries nationwide. The chosen artist will receive a $10,000 cash prize. Contest details are available on Bruegger’s Facebook page.

January 17, 2014

Target Corp. has signed a lease to open a 20,000-sq.-ft. location in Minneapolis that will serve as a test of a new format called TargetExpress, the New York Times reported.

New York -- Target Corp. has signed a lease to open a 20,000-sq.-ft. location in Minneapolis that will serve as a test of a new format called TargetExpress, the New York Times reported. The new unit, considerably smaller than CityTarget’s 80,000- to 125,000-sq.-ft. footprint, would be the chain’s smallest store to date.

December 20, 2013

The Opus Group has announced office and retail leases and two land sales in the Arbor Lakes development in Maple Grove, Minn.

Minneapolis — The Opus Group has announced office and retail leases and two land sales in the Arbor Lakes development in Maple Grove, Minn.

Pro Ag Management Inc. will occupy 9,179 sq. ft. on the second floor of the North End Office and Retail Building. With the Pro Ag lease, the center’s office space is now 100% leased. On the retail side, Sola Salon Studios has leased 4,524 sq. ft. of ground-level retail space in the same building. Colliers International brokers represented the tenants as well as Opus in these transactions.

November 22, 2013

Verizon Wireless unveiled its new "destination store" format, in Mall of America, Bloomington, Minn. The sleek, modern-looking 9,715-sq.-ft. store is designed to show customers how wireless technology fits into their mobile lifestyles.

Verizon Wireless unveiled its new "destination store" format, in Mall of America, Bloomington, Minn. The sleek, modern-looking 9,715-sq.-ft. store is designed to show customers how wireless technology fits into their mobile lifestyles.

November 19, 2013

Verizon Wireless unveiled its Verizon Destination Store format, at Mall of America, Bloomington, Minn. The new concept is designed to help customers discover all that wireless technology can do for their mobile lifestyles.

Bloomington, Minn. -- Verizon Wireless unveiled its Verizon Destination Store format, at Mall of America, Bloomington, Minn. The new concept is designed to help customers discover all that wireless technology can do for their mobile lifestyles.

October 22, 2013

Cypress Equities has acquired Eden Prairie Center in Eden Prairie, Minn., an upscale suburb of Minneapolis.

Dallas — Cypress Equities has acquired Eden Prairie Center in Eden Prairie, Minn., an upscale suburb of Minneapolis. The transaction was carried out by a fund managed by Cypress’ real estate investment management group. Eden Prairie Center is a 1.1-million-sq.-ft., two-level, enclosed shopping center. The mall features more than 100 shops and restaurants. Annual shopper visits exceed 12 million.

October 22, 2013

Cypress Equities has acquired Eden Prairie Center in Eden Prairie, Minn., an upscale suburb of Minneapolis.

Dallas — Cypress Equities has acquired Eden Prairie Center in Eden Prairie, Minn., an upscale suburb of Minneapolis. The transaction was carried out by a fund managed by Cypress’ real estate investment management group. Eden Prairie Center is a 1.1-million-sq.-ft., two-level, enclosed shopping center. The mall features more than 100 shops and restaurants. Annual shopper visits exceed 12 million.

October 18, 2013

The Mansour Group www.themansourgroup.com has closed on the sale of a Walgreens in Sauk rapids, Minn., in the St. Cloud metropolitan area, for $10.9 million.

Sauk Rapids, Minn.The Mansour Group has closed on the sale of a Walgreens in Sauk rapids, Minn., in the St. Cloud metropolitan area, for $10.9 million.

Mansour had the exclusive listing to market the property on behalf of the seller, a developer in Houston. The property generated multiple offers and sold to a 1031 California investor who needed a premium investment to meet the exchange needs.

October 18, 2013

The Mansour Group www.themansourgroup.com has closed on the sale of a Walgreens in Sauk rapids, Minn., in the St. Cloud metropolitan area, for $10.9 million.

Sauk Rapids, Minn.The Mansour Group has closed on the sale of a Walgreens in Sauk rapids, Minn., in the St. Cloud metropolitan area, for $10.9 million.

Mansour had the exclusive listing to market the property on behalf of the seller, a developer in Houston. The property generated multiple offers and sold to a 1031 California investor who needed a premium investment to meet the exchange needs.

September 20, 2013

Target Corp. reportedly plans to hire 70,000 seasonal workers for the upcoming holiday season, about 20% less than the 88,000 seasonal workers it hired for last year’s holiday season.

Minneapolis – Target Corp. reportedly plans to hire 70,000 seasonal workers for the upcoming holiday season, about 20% less than the 88,000 seasonal workers it hired for last year’s holiday season.

According to the Associated Press, Target wants to give full-time employees more opportunity to take on extra holiday hours. The retailer also wants to better anticipate and schedule for fluctuations in holiday traffic. About one-third of seasonal employees brought on last year obtained full-time jobs at Target.

September 18, 2013

Saks Inc. plans to open seven new Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th stores in 2014: The Outlets at Bloomfield in Pearl, Miss.; Potomac Mills in Woodbridge, Va.; Palm Beach Outlets in West Palm Beach, Fla; Outlet Shoppes at Louisville/Lexington, Ky.; Twin Cities of Eagan in Minneapolis, Minn.; The Mayfair Collection in Mayfair, Wis.; and Easton Gateway in Columbus, Ohio.

New York – Saks Inc. plans to open seven new Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th stores in 2014: The Outlets at Bloomfield in Pearl, Miss.; Potomac Mills in Woodbridge, Va.; Palm Beach Outlets in West Palm Beach, Fla; Outlet Shoppes at Louisville/Lexington, Ky.; Twin Cities of Eagan in Minneapolis, Minn.; The Mayfair Collection in Mayfair, Wis.; and Easton Gateway in Columbus, Ohio.

September 3, 2013

Dick's Sporting Goods will celebrate the opening of its new store in Duluth, Minn., beginning on Sept. 6.

Pittsburgh -- Dick's Sporting Goods will celebrate the opening of its new store in Duluth, Minn., beginning on Sept. 6.

The Duluth location will be the retailer's ninth store in the state of Minnesota and its 529th nationwide.