Thanks to a push to save a historic theater, Hy-Vee says it is putting plans for a 91,500-sq-ft store on hold.
According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, more than 1,000 people signed a petition calling for the boycott of Hy-Vee, a Des Moines, IA-based grocer, in an effort to save the historic Terrace Theatre from being demolished on the 10-acre site.
"Over the past several weeks, it's been difficult to witness the friction our proposed project has caused among Robbinsdale residents," Hy-Vee spokeswoman Tara Deering-Hansen said in a prepared statement. "When we enter a community, we want to be respectful of our neighbors' history, culture and all the things that matter to them. We will continue to assess the situation and keep communication lines open with city officials."