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Trader Joe's Lyn-Lake proposal squashed

City Council opposes plans for Trader Joe's in Uptown

City Council opposes plans for Trader Joe's in Uptown

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Residents and business owners in the Lyn-Lake area who worried about the added congestion, parking problems, and competition that a proposed Trader Joe's store might bring to their neighborhood can breathe a sigh of relief.

The Minneapolis City Council rejected the property developer's request for rezoning, which was required to move forward on building the 14,000-square-foot grocery with attached liquor store. Jeff Minea, a representative from the family that owns the lots where the store would be built, says this rejection by the council likely means the project is dead, reports the Southwest Journal.
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Several small businesses at 27th Street and Lyndale Avenue South would have been disrupted, displaced, or otherwise affected negatively by this proposal, which was a large factor in the decision-making process.

The project's developers were also unsuccessful in courting the Lowry Hill East's Neighborhood Association. Maybe it's time to look to the suburbs?