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February 21, 2013

Costco = Rainmaker for Roch. development

Bringing businesses into a new development can sometimes be a hard sell.

07262010kwiktripsign19thstreetHowever, once you have a big Costco store sitting in the middle of the property, all of that changes. Businesses seek you out rather than the reverse.

"We're at the cool stage now where we can pick and choose," says Hans Zietlow, of Kwik Trip, who is in charge of the 108-acre commercial development at 19th Street Northwest and West Circle Drive.

While the deals are still in the works and he can't name names yet, Zietlow says Rochester can expect a lot of dirt to be moving this summer.

If I was a betting man, I'd say we'll have four or five construction projects going on out there," he says. "They will all be stand-alone buildings."

Any more hints?

"They all are national names … we should have some pretty cool names," Zietlow says.

I guess I'll need to keep at eye on that quadrant, when the ground thaws and construction season heats up again.


When's the New Hyvee opening out there? Thanks Jeff.

Wow, Hans is cockier than most developers!!

Second the HyVee question. And will they connect 50th AVE to Circle Drive, at the roundabout?

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