MSP Retail Openings & Closings (Q3 2013)

Activity slowed down in Q3 2013 for the overall Twin Cities market. This is typical as most retailers opening new stores in the second-half of the year tend to do so closer to the holiday season to take advantage of the shopping rush.

However, downtown Minneapolis was abuzz as Whole Foods opened its doors at Hennepin and Washington in late September. It is part of the new 222 Hennepin project, which includes 286 upscale apartments. The grocer was welcomed by the neighborhood and the growing residential base in downtown, especially in the North Loop. As more apartments and condos come online in the next 12-18 months, more retailers providing convenience goods and services are expected to enter the market. Similar activity is also anticipated in downtown St. Paul, which is also enjoying a boom in residential growth.

The following is a list of retail openings and closings for Q3 2013:


  • Bridge View Boutique (Hastings)
  • Eat Street Buddha Kitchen & Lounge (Minneapolis)
  • Foxglove Market & Studio (Grand Avenue)
  • Goldy’s Locker Room (Maple Grove)
  • G-Star Raw (Mall of America)
  • Interior Impressions & Woodbury Blinds (Woodbury)
  • Izzy’s Ice Cream (Downtown Minneapolis)
  • L.A. Fitness (Brooklyn Park)
  • Kikugawa Sushi (Downtown Minneapolis)
  • Knight’s Chamber Clothiers (Uptown)
  • McDonald’s (Woodbury)
  • Moods of Norway (Mall of America)
  • One Two Three Sushi (Dinkytown)
  • Punch Pizza (Woodbury)
  • Seventh Street Social (St. Paul)
  • Silver Jeans Co. (Mall of America)
  • Sperry Top-Sider (Southdale Center)
  • Spyhouse Coffee (Minneapolis)
  • Tangiers (Downtown Minneapolis)
  • Tin Bin (Stillwater)
  • Title Boxing Gym (Woodbury)
  • Tumble Fresh (Cottage Grove)
  • Vo’s (Minneapolis)
  • Whole Foods (Downtown Minneapolis)

  • Falls Hardware Hank (Minneapolis)
  • House of Hanson (Dinkytown)
  • Panera Bread (Hastings)
  • Peterson Popcorn (Downtown St. Paul)
  • Taco Bell (Downtown Minneapolis)
  • Taco John’s (Downtown Minneapolis)

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