Official Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Scheduled for April 4th at 11:00 a.m.
MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn., March 28, 2011 – St. Paul, Minn.-based Paster Enterprises, a leading manager and developer of neighborhood shopping centers in the Twin Cities, announced today that Walgreens at Mendota Plaza will host a grand opening celebration from April 3-April 9. Paster Enterprises President Howard Paster made the announcement.
The official ribbon-cutting ceremony with Paster Enterprises representatives and City of Mendota Heights officials will take place on Monday, April 4 at 11:00 a.m. Walgreens will feature a different grand opening special each day of the week, including great discounts on photography and special Hallmark merchandise.
“We are thrilled that Walgreens is officially open for business,” said Paster. “The pharmacy is a great compliment to our other tenants and it will certainly be a resource to the local community.”
The 14,820-square-foot Walgreens is a new prototype for the national chain. In addition to exterior design enhancements, the store features improved aisle graphics, more accessible shelving, polished concrete floors and an updated photo finishing area.
The Walgreens is part of a major redevelopment at Mendota Plaza, the 2010 STARR Award winner for Design & Aesthetics of a Renovation in the Over 25,000 square feet category. In addition to this new building, a 48,000-square-foot building has been completely remodeled; major parking improvements have been made; and, significant landscaping enhancements have been implemented. Future phases, which will be added over the course of the next four years, include the addition of retail buildings, senior housing, office space and a childcare facility. When complete, Mendota Plaza will be more than double its current size.
Founded in 1946, Paster Enterprises is a family-owned leader in shopping center management and development that owns and manages more than 1,000,000 square feet of commercial real estate. For over 60 years, Paster Enterprises has planned, built, leased and managed attractive, successful shopping centers in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, as well as in greater Minnesota. Paster Enterprises is committed to helping retailers flourish and serving as an excellent corporate citizen in the communities in which they have shopping centers.