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Cottage Grove Walmart to mark official groundbreaking Wednesday

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Cottage Grove Walmart to mark official groundbreaking Wednesday
Cottage Grove Minnesota 7584 80th Street South 55016

Construction on the new 180,000-square-foot Walmart on East Point Douglas Road is in full swing.

Just days after the last pieces of the Cottage View Drive-In sign departed, crews moved on site and began razing the ground in preparation for the proposed Shoppes at Cottage View retail center. To celebrate the official groundbreaking, city officials are planning a recognition ceremony at 10 a.m. Wednesday.


The shopping center, anchored by the retail giant, is part of the city's plan to rejuvenate business and attract area shoppers to Cottage Grove.

"We are a progressive community and we want to welcome the new opportunities for business growth," Cottage Grove Mayor Myron Bailey said.

Walmart is slated for a spring 2014 opening and plans to employ 300 people.

Emily Buss
Emily Buss joined the South Washington County Bulletin in February 2013. She covers local government in Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park and Newport, along with other general assignment reporting. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
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