by Bill Belkin, wine and spirits category manager
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Grand openings are festive, wonderful occasions for both the new merchant as well as the new guests - our customers! This past week, we opened our ninth wines and spirits shop – Lunds Wine & Spirits at Hennepin Avenue - to much fanfare, acclaim and yes, appreciation. If I sound a bit surprised by the latter, it’s because I am. When guests walked in the first day we opened our doors, I got, “Thank you for opening this beautiful store,” “It’s going to change the quality of my life downtown,” “We’ve been waiting for this for years and years, thank you!” I was flabbergasted by the support and the comments. It is so gratifying as a retailer to know that all the planning and the hours of hard work by so many has not gone unnoticed.
by Brian Kopp, general manager, Lunds Hennepin
Friday, June 22, 2012
Welcome to Lunds Hennepin Avenue! Our doors are officially open to the downtown Minneapolis community and we couldn’t be more thrilled. After months of construction, planning and anticipation, it’s nice to finally be in the neighborhood.
To all of you who attended our grand opening ceremony on June 14, thank you! There was a phenomenal turnout for our first day and the store has been hopping ever since thanks to our enthusiastic new customers. For those who weren’t at the celebration, stop in and visit the grocery store and the beautiful gem we have as our wines and spirits shop!
by Tres Lund, chairman and CEO of Lunds and Byerly’s
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
You’re probably familiar with the popular saying, “Good things come to those who wait.” We know many of those who live and work in downtown Minneapolis have been waiting a long time for the opportunity to shop at a full-service grocery store without having to leave the area. That wait will be over with the opening of our newest Lunds on June 14, at Hennepin Avenue and 12th Street. Please join us for the opening ceremony at 9:30 a.m. this Thursday!
by Mike Edgett, senior project manager
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Since the groundbreaking back in September of 2011, construction has been in full gear at the site of the new Lunds in downtown Minneapolis, which hosts our grocery store and wines and spirits shop. Transforming and restoring two automotive buildings built in the early 1900s is no simple task. The design skills of Shea and the expert construction crew from Zeman Construction Company helped take this new Lunds off our drawing boards and into the downtown community.