Miner's Inc. reaches agreement with property owner for new store in SuperiorA plan to build a new Super One Foods in Superior’s East End will move ahead in the spring.
By: Shelley Nelson, Superior Telegram
A plan to build a new Super One Foods in Superior’s East End will move ahead in the spring.
Bruce Anderson, general counsel for Miner’s Inc., the company that owns Super One Foods, said the company has secured a purchase agreement with the final property owner in the area of 22nd and 23rd avenues East from East Second Street to the alley between East Fourth and Fifth streets.
Anderson declined to comment on the terms of the agreement except to say that Michael Stranko, the retired firefighter who owns the last of 28 properties the company needed to acquire to make room for the store, will retain possession of the home for a period of time.
While a closing date had not been set, Anderson said he expects the closing to move along quickly.
The development prompted Jason Serck, Superior’s Port and Planning Director to postpone a meeting of the Plan Commission until Oct. 17. The commission was slated to consider closing roads and alleys in the project area, a move that would have required maintaining access to Stranko’s property midway between 22nd and 23rd avenues East on East Third Street. The house is located where the front door of the new store is expected to be.
Postponing the meeting will allow city staff to adjust the plan for vacating streets and alleys, Serck said.
“I thanked him,” said Mayor Bruce Hagen. He said Stranko’s decision to sell is a “great assistance to the community,” not only allowing Miner’s Inc. to proceed with its plans, but it also creates a great opportunity for the East End businesses district, serving as an anchor to draw customers from Highways 2/53 to the heart of the business district on East Fifth Street.
Miner’s Inc. plans to invest $10 million to $11 million in the new 55,000- to 60-000-square foot building that will replace its store on East Fifth Street. About 110 people will work there when the project is complete.