Hy-Vee Coming Soon to Columbia Heights!
Hy-Vee Development Update
Hy-Vee, an Iowa based grocery store is coming to Columbia Heights! in 2016, the City Council approved plans for the renovation of the Central Valu Center, located at 4300 Central Avenue. The renovations include the conversion of the former Rainbow Foods and Slumberland Clearance Center spaces into a 90,000-plus square foot Hy-Vee grocery store. In addition to this, the entire shopping center will be re-faced and will receive new signage and the parking lot and adjacent retaining wall will be completely reconstructed. Approved plans for the grocery store can be viewed here.
As another component of this project, Hy-Vee will also be constructing a convenience store and gas station, as well as an attached Starbucks, at the northeast corner of Central and 47th Avenue. Approved plans for the convenience store/gas station can be viewed here.
However, due to the age and condition of the Central Valu Center, extensive environmental remediation work must take place as part of the remodeling project. Hy-Vee is moving forward with this work, and intends to begin the exterior construction in the beginning part of 2018. The City is excited about this development, and looks forward to its grand opening hopefully by the end of 2018!