Coffee and More Booze Coming to Williamsburg Hy-Vee

April 28, 2009 at 11:45am By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

Meatball noted and I was able to confirm that the Williamsburg Hy-Vee is about to expand. That in itself isn’t so surprising. What is surprising is that it means the long-running rumors were actually true. How often does that happen?

The expansion will add some 15% to the store’s area, bringing it to about 82,000 square feet. New features will include an in-store Caribou Coffee and an expanded alcohol section that will have its own entrance, just like the store on North 84th Street (and O Street?).

Along with the VA regional office, that makes two fairly substantial bits of news for Williamsburg in recent days. Maybe the area is getting a little momentum.

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Eric S April 28, 2009 at 3:38pm

“... alcohol section that will have its own entrance, just like the store on North 84th Street (and O Street?). “

I think it’s 84th and Holdridge.

Mr. Wilson April 28, 2009 at 3:44pm

Right-o. I probably should have written “(and the store on 50th and O Street?)”.

Dave K April 28, 2009 at 5:57pm

How dare they do that without consulting the surrounding neighborhoods and the Journal Star!

JT April 28, 2009 at 8:25pm

I come from a family of liquor store owners so booze in grocery stores still seems weird to me. It’s a good idea to separate the grocery area from the alcohol area though, very easy for kids to snag booze and walk out without paying when it’s simply sitting in an aisle.

Gene April 30, 2009 at 1:31am

Is that a dig on the Uni-place neighborhood? HA! :D

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