Known for its commitment to the community’s gluten free needs, it was met with GREAT excitement when gluten free eaters in Minneapolis/St. Paul heard Hy-Vee grocery stores are trying to get into the metro area.
Last night, Iowa-based Hy-Vee made its first attempt at the New Hope, MN city council meeting. It wants to develop a piece of land on Xylon Avenue once held by a Kmart. The city tore the building down with the hopes of starting some new construction.
There was no decision made last night at the meeting, but as KARE11 reported, Hy-Vee said it was willing to spend as much as $17 Million to develop the land/store and hire up to 400 employees.
Gluten Free & Hy-Vee Connection
When word began spreading about Hy-Vee possibly coming to the Twin Cities, the gluten-free community said it was ready. You see, Hy-Vee was a grocery store that took our food seriously — before most other mainstream grocery stores. Way back when my daughter was first diagnosed (early 2000’s) I would hear of these stories about how good Hy-Vee about getting and stocking gluten free products.
On The Savvy Celiac Facebook page Monday, readers showed their excitement:
“They are great about getting new products in. Each month they have a gala at one of [the stores]….fun to try new things and get 10% off when they have it.” – Pamela
“Just moved from southern Mn, the HyVee I shopped in was amazing. Lots of GF items. They even ordered in Jules flour when I made a request!” – Tossy
Getting a Hy-Vee would definitely bring in more shopping options to the Twin Cities. We will have to wait and see if they make their debut here.