News release from Shopko:
Oppidan Investment Company to Hold Groundbreaking Ceremony
for Kasson, Minn., Shopko Hometown Store
MINNEAPOLIS—(June 2, 2014)—Minneapolis-based Oppidan Investment Company, a national property development firm offering a full range of real estate services, will hold a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction of the Shopko Hometown store in Kasson, Minn., on June 12 at 11 a.m. The new store will be located at 301 Mantorville Avenue South in Kasson.
Participating in the ceremony will be officials from the City of Kasson and representatives from Oppidan and Shopko.
Shopko Hometown stores are smaller in scale than standard Shopko stores, averaging 36,000-square feet, but they offer the same departments and variety as their larger counterparts, including apparel, shoes, housewares, optical, pharmacy, and more. The Kasson Shopko Hometown store is expected to open in November of this year.
In October of 2013, Oppidan announced a partnership with Shopko to advance the retailer’s Hometown prototype expansion efforts. Oppidan’s first Hometown development was in Valentine, Neb. That store opened in May of this year.