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Lund Food Holdings Inc., parent company of Lunds and Byerly’s, has purchased Village Market, a 35,000-square?foot grocery store in Prior Lake, Minn.
“This is a great opportunity for us to grow our family of employees and extend our brand into an area of the Twin Cities where we previously lacked a presence,” said Tres Lund, president and CEO of Lund Food Holdings. “We look forward to providing Village Market customers with our brand of quality, service and expertise.”
The store is currently being reset with Lunds’ product selection and rebranded as Lunds Prior Lake. It will remain open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week throughout the initial transition. Beginning Oct. 24, store hours will be extended to 6 a.m. to midnight seven days a week.
Additional features at this location include floral offerings from Bachman’s and a coffee bar, which will soon become a Caribou Coffee.
Village Market employed 60 people, all of whom were offered a position at Lund Food Holdings following the completed purchase.
“Based on my experiences with Lunds and visiting their stores to see their product selection and overall commitment to providing a sensational shopping experience, I am absolutely confident this was the right decision to ensure the best long?term benefit for our employees, customers and the community,” said Dave Chromy, a former co?owner of Village Market who is now the store’s general manager.
Lund Food Holdings Inc. operates 11 Lunds, 11 Byerly’s and one Village Market grocery store in the Twin Cities and surrounding area. New locations in lower Wayzata and downtown St. Paul are scheduled to open in spring 2014.