LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — A brand new grocery retailer is coming to a south Louisville growth.
The retail website has been within the works for years, however has been delayed by lawsuits and zoning points.
Iowa-based Hy-Vee grocery store would be the second house to open in Southpointe Commons.
It is a excessive site visitors space with a Panera being the one enterprise at SouthPointe Commons on Bardstown Highway off the Gene Snyder.
“They will be the solely recreation on the town on the market, however their enterprise is booming,” Councilman Robin Engel, R, mentioned.
Builders broke floor on the venture in March 2017 after individuals who dwell within the space challenged the zoning approval. The Panera was introduced in July 2019 and opened June 2021.
A lawsuit was filed in December of 2020 over site visitors points.
“We had been tied up within the courts for five to 7 years as soon as we obtained our zoning which may be very unlucky, however it’s simply the way in which it’s,” Mike Brown, with Barrister Business Group Associate, mentioned.
Quickly sufficient, the realm that is been riddled with points now appears to have new life.
“We’re so excited for this specific space to have a really distinctive purchasing expertise coming,” Engel mentioned. “One thing that no one has skilled as a result of they’re an out of state grocer. We’re very excited to welcome them right here.”
HyVee has greater than 280 shops in eight midwestern states however now could be increasing to the south.
“We hit a house run,” Brown mentioned. “Truly, I believe that is extra of a grand slam with Hy-Vee coming in. This can be a large deal.”
The 150,000 sq. foot facility at SouthPointe would be the first of its sort in Kentucky. The corporate’s third distribution middle is about to be in-built Nashville.
“A vacation spot,” Engel mentioned. “A spot to buy. A spot to cease out for a drink, and who is aware of, there’s much more coming that I am not in a position to share fairly but, however we’ll have some enjoyable with this in due time.”
If all goes as deliberate, the Hy-Vee grocery retailer is scheduled to open in 2023.
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