Target, AmericInn, Kwik Trip and Walgreens Updates

The name brands are coming.

Kwik Trip is up and running and I’ve been there several times. Not only are the gas pumps fast, but the store has lots of goodies inside and the car wash even made a point to wash my rims.

Target should have a groundbreaking yet this fall. The 145,000 square foot store should open in October of 2008.

AmericInn is almost done too. It could be complete this October but not sure when the opening date may be.

And Walgreens may be coming to town. The city is going to review plans for a store at the intersection of 284 and 5. Personally I don’t think that’s a good location with the intersection being so busy, but something going to pop-up eventually.

Have you heard any news or rumors you’d like to share?

AmericInn Hotel?

According to the Waconia Patriot, AmericInn could be headed to Waconia.

“If everything goes as planned, by this time next year a new AmericInn hotel will be open in Waconia, just west of Cherry Street and Ridgeview Medical Center.

The 63-unit hotel is scheduled to break ground this September.

The hotel will feature spacious guest rooms and speciality suites with fireplace and whirlpool accommodations, free high-speed internet access and upscale amenities. An indoor recreation area will cater to all age groups with an expanded pool, whirlpool and sauna all under a vaulted wood beam ceiling.”

From what I’ve seen AmericInn hotels are quite nice for smaller towns and not over the the top but still somewhat posh. I think it’d be a great addition and we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.