12 years ago

A groundbreaking and neighborhood social took place on September 1 to ceremoniously mark the beginning of construction of a new Lunds grocery store and wine market at the corner of 12th Street and Hennepin Avenue in downtown Minneapolis. 

Despite a hot and humid day, hundreds of people were there to take part in the festivities, including Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and City Councilmember Lisa Goodman (pictured below).

CEO Tres Lund breaks ground with the use of a golden jackhammer.

This full-service Lunds is expected to open in the summer of 2012. It will occupy approximately 20,000 square feet and will feature an impressive selection of prepared foods, including sushi, a full-service deli and grab-and-go salads and sandwiches. Additional amenities will include a Bachman’s and Caribou Coffee.

An approximately 5,600-square-foot Lunds Wine Market will also open in the summer of 2012 in an adjacent building at 1208 Harmon Ave.