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The Minnesota Star Tribune reports that Lund Food Holdings plans to build a new supermarket in downtown Minneapolis, its second in the city. Construction on the 30,000 square foot unit will begin this fall; the store will be in a mixed-use project that could include housing, office space and a hotel.

The store will replace another planned location that had been announced a few years ago, but eventually was deemed to be too close to another unit.

“While our location has changed, we have never wavered on our commitment and vision for a second Lunds in the downtown area," said Tres Lund, chairman and CEO. "There is a tremendous need for a full-service supermarket in downtown Minneapolis."

KC's View:
Making people who live and work in that area very lucky, since Lunds is one of the real class acts in US food retailing.

Good times in the Twin Cities. Not only is Lunds opening a new store there, but the Twins are tied for first place in the American League Central Division.