BY GABE LICHT
DELANO, MN Plans to break ground on a Kwik Trip store at the intersection of Highway 12 and Seventh Street South in the spring of 2017 have been canceled, according to broker Lisa Diehl, of Diehl and Partners.
“They just internally made a decision to go a different direction,” said Diehl, who serves as broker for the property, along with Michele Foster, of Foster Real Estate Advisory Services. “I wouldn’t specifically put it on any one item.”
Diehl said rumors of poor soil conditions are inaccurate.
“The soils are not bad,” she said. “ . . . It’s a good piece of dirt.”
Diehl would not rule out the possibility of Kwik Trip reconsidering the decision.
“Things happen for a reason, but you do look and say, ‘It would be nice if they would come back,’” Diehl said. “If it’s meant to be, they’ll come back.”
A Kwik Trip representative could not be reached for comment.
With the Kwik Trip plans off the table, the site remains for sale.
“If we get some interested tenants, the owners will still build their planned retail shopping center,” Diehl said. “It would be 8,000 to 10,000 square feet with a drive through. We’ve had some nice interest. Maybe, the market out there is changing a little bit.”
The planned building would be divided into four to six store fronts.
Or, if another company like Kwik Trip expressed interest, the whole lot could be sold.
“If there’s an interested party who wants to purchase it, the owners will sell it,” Diehl said. “If we get enough interest from multiple tenants, they’ll go ahead and build the center.”
For more information about the property, contact Diehl at (612) 508-6410 or Foster at 612-418-0961.