Hy-Vee Invests $90 Million In Remodels and New Facilities
WEST DES MOINES, IA - The employee-owned corporation in the Midwest, Hy-Vee, has announced that many of its stores will be getting a facelift next year. Fourteen stores in Kansas and Missouri will soon include unique foodservice offerings, new departments, updated signage, enhanced health and wellness services, and refreshed convenience stores, amounting to a whopping investment of nearly $90 million. At many of these locations construction is already well underway.
“Hy-Vee has a proud history in the Kansas City metro area, opening our first store in Overland Park in 1988,” said Jeremy Gosch, Executive Vice President, Co-Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Retail Officer. “Thirty-one years later, we have 24 stores serving Kansas City, Lawrence, Topeka, and Manhattan and are excited to make this nearly $90 million investment in an area that has been a great home to Hy-Vee.”
The renovation details will vary case-by-case, a press release noted, but in general, stores will experience the acquisition of restaurants like Mia Pizza, Hibachi, and Sushi Island, beauty department expansions including Basin products, relocation of existing in-store Starbucks, HealthMarket expansions, new floral and gifting departments, a Joe Fresh clothing addition, self-checkout lanes, and the rebranding of Hy-Vee Gas to become Hy-Vee Fast & Fresh Express.
The following stores are being or have been remodeled:
- 64th Street, Kansas City, Missouri
- Barry Road, Kansas City, Missouri
- Liberty, Liberty, Missouri
- Blue Springs, Blue Springs, Missouri
- Gladstone, Gladstone, Missouri
- Noland Road, Independence, Missouri
- Shawnee, Shawnee, Kansas
- 95th Street, Overland Park, Kansas
- Overland Park South, Overland Park, Kansas
- Prairie Village, Prairie Village, Kansas
- Lenexa, Lenexa, Kansas
- Clinton Parkway, Lawrence, Kansas
As of 2020, several additional stores will also experience the Hy-Vee revamping. The $90 million investment will also cover the company’s Kansas City fulfillment center, expected to open later this fall and serve the area’s Hy-Vee Aisles Online grocery pickup and delivery customers. Just two years ago the company became the naming rights partner for its area as part of Kansas City’s Stockyard District revitalization.
Follow along with ANUK to see the finished product of these revamped stores.