You have heard me talk of HyVee buying Westgate Mall and starting to build their store this spring.
There is ANOTHER HyVee store coming too — in Fitchburg’s Orchard Point area. Both should be up and running spring of 2013.
Metcalfe’s Sentry is now open at the old Cub Foods West location. They are striving for large changes in the way we look at grocery shopping – like an old fashioned meat counter that packages items for you, as you buy it. No prepackaged meats sitting in a cooler to pick up — it’s a throw back to the old customer service days. (Do you remember what that is — customer service? We see it so rarely nowadays, ha!). They are open DURING their renovation of the store – and think it should be complete by November of this year. A Grand Opening would be fun — it’s neat to take the kiddos to!
The big Walmart project for Sun Prairie is on hold — although the big article in the Sunday Wisconsin State Journal missed that fact in their article, LOL! I feel it’s partially because the megga Woodman’s is under way (planning to be open in September 2012 and Costco breaks ground soon too, in April. They plan to be open by fall of this year (2012).
We don’t want to leave out the Madison East market — a new Copp’s will be coming to Grandview Commons. Don’t hold your breath – it is still in the early planning stages.
The big players?
It seems to be shaking out HyVee vs. Metcalfe’s, which is funny as HyVee was going after the Roundy’s Chain (Copp’s and Pick N Save stores)…although there will be an incredible selection of stores just outside of Sun Prairie:
- And maybe, one day a megga Walmart