Hy-Vee is expanding its retail footprint.
Recently, the retailer shared plans to open its first store in the state of Tennessee.
For this location, Hy-Vee has secured 17 acres at the corner of Buckner Lane and June Lake Boulevard, within the new June Lake gateway development, in Spring Hill, Tenn. Located in central Tennessee, the city is approximately 35 miles south of Nashville in Williamson and Maury Counties, the company said.
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“As Hy-Vee continues to grow and evolve, we have so much to offer consumers across the U.S. that we knew it was time to expand our footprint even further,” Randy Edeker, chairman and CEO of Hy-Vee said. “As customers’ shopping habits change and their needs evolve, we have services and offerings that we believe will bring an entirely new retail experience to those in Tennessee.”
In addition, the retailer also has submitted its initial plans to the city of Spring Hill. Plans call for an approximately 160,000-sq-ft. store with tentative plans to open in 2023.
“Hy-Vee made a great decision to locate its first Tennessee store in Spring Hill—and we welcome them,” Spring Hill Mayor Jim Hagaman said. “Having surpassed 50,000 in population, our city continues to be a favored destination for additional specialty and high-end firms. Our residents are in the drivers’ seat and like doing business locally.”
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This store will be one of the company’s first locations to open in the southeast. Just recently, the company announced that it would be expanding its footprint into several new states, including Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee and Alabama.
“We are excited that Hy-Vee has chosen June Lake as part of their expansion plan into Tennessee,” Don Alexander, project manager at Southeast Venture, managing the new June Lake gateway development in Spring Hill said. “Hy-Vee has a great reputation and fulfills a key component of the overall vision for the community.”