Going downtown ... again! Lunds Penfield opens May 15.
Posted by Mike MacRae, General Manager, Lunds Penfield
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Just a couple of years ago we opened the first full-service grocery store in downtown Minneapolis and now we’re headed across the river to do the same in downtown St. Paul.
Opening May 15, Lunds Penfield will be downtown St. Paul’s first full-service grocery store!
Our new store has everything you’ve come to expect from us: extraordinary food, exceptional service, and passionate expertise. The 27,000 square-foot Lunds Penfield features premium choice beef, USDA-certified organic produce, an olive and antipasti bar, a full-service deli, and more. Additional amenities include Caribou Coffee, Bachman’s floral, and St. Croix Cleaners dry cleaning.
Whether you’re shopping for the week or making a quick stop on your way home, Lunds Penfield has everything you need. To meet your busy, on-the-go lifestyle, we have a lot of perfect options for lunch and dinner with everything from chef-crafted grab-and-go foods and an incredible salad bar to Hissho Sushi and Big Bowl Chinese Express.
This new store is part of The Penfield Apartments, a block-long building at Robert and 10th streets that stands six stories tall with 254 apartments. Located on the first level, Lunds Penfield is easily accessible by foot (just a few blocks from the business district), by car (free parking ramp), or by taking the Green Line of the Central Corridor (light rail station one block from our store). The Green Line is scheduled to open June 14.
The city of St. Paul and the exact site where our store is located have some added significance for me. For those who don’t know the history of this site, it was formerly a police station. My father-in-law served for nearly 30 years as a St. Paul police officer and for many of those years he reported for duty each day to this location. I now have the pleasure of doing the same as the general manager of Lunds Penfield.
I grew up on the east side of St. Paul and it’s great being part of this vibrant city again. When you’re working in your own community, it generates an added level of excitement – you can’t help but connect even more with your customers. I’m thrilled to be back in my hometown!
One of the most rewarding things you can do as a company is bring your brand to a new community to serve the people of that area and fulfill their needs. We have assembled an amazing team here and we’re proud to be part of downtown St. Paul. We look forward to welcoming you to Lunds Penfield. See you soon!