Market Basket expanding to Hannaford HQ territory

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Market Basket expanding to Hannaford HQ territory

Post by cathandler » November 17th, 2017, 9:12 am

They'll be replacing a planned Walmart Supercenter in a Westbrook, Maine plaza that's still in development stage
http://www.pressherald.com/2017/11/16/m ... westbrook/
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Re: Market Basket expanding to Hannaford HQ territory

Post by pseudo3d » November 17th, 2017, 9:32 am

cathandler wrote:
November 17th, 2017, 9:12 am
They'll be replacing a planned Walmart Supercenter in a Westbrook, Maine plaza that's still in development stage
Uh...I think you posted the wrong headline there.

But in terms of their new store, that must have been a relatively small footprint that Walmart was on for Market Basket to be building (I know they replaced a Kmart once, but I'd be surprised if Market Basket went beyond the 70k square feet, which tends to be on the upper echelon of most American supermarkets).
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Re: Market Basket expanding to Hannaford HQ territory

Post by BillyGr » November 17th, 2017, 10:32 am

I remember seeing elsewhere (or course not remembering where right now) that their one current store in ME is in a former Lowe's location and is the largest supermarket in the state so it might not be as unusual to take a Walmart site (and of course, this location the store wasn't yet built so they could more easily modify what was built vs. using an existing building).

Here's the story I was thinking of - the original one is in a 107,000 Square Foot Lowe's building, and the new one is planned to be an 80,000 Square Foot store.

http://www.pressherald.com/2017/11/16/m ... westbrook/

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Re: Market Basket expanding to Hannaford HQ territory

Post by cathandler » November 17th, 2017, 2:51 pm

pseudo3d wrote:
November 17th, 2017, 9:32 am
Uh...I think you posted the wrong headline there.
Corrected!
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Re: Market Basket expanding to Hannaford HQ territory

Post by cathandler » November 17th, 2017, 2:55 pm

BillyGr wrote:
November 17th, 2017, 10:32 am
the original one is in a 107,000 Square Foot Lowe's building, and the new one is planned to be an 80,000 Square Foot store.
I'm surprised they went with their 80K format here instead of their 100K-plus version. As busy as the Biddeford store is, they must not be doing enough volume to justify it. Even in Biddeford, they didn't use the entire former Lowe's; part of the building is still vacant.

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Re: Market Basket expanding to Hannaford HQ territory

Post by pseudo3d » November 17th, 2017, 7:57 pm

cathandler wrote:
November 17th, 2017, 2:55 pm
BillyGr wrote:
November 17th, 2017, 10:32 am
the original one is in a 107,000 Square Foot Lowe's building, and the new one is planned to be an 80,000 Square Foot store.
I'm surprised they went with their 80K format here instead of their 100K-plus version. As busy as the Biddeford store is, they must not be doing enough volume to justify it. Even in Biddeford, they didn't use the entire former Lowe's; part of the building is still vacant.
From looking at Google Earth photos, they tore down the entire garden center area (including the canopies) plus some, including the northwest corner which is now a few benches and I think either the tool rental area (they have those at Lowe's, right?) or another canopy.

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Re: Market Basket expanding to Hannaford HQ territory

Post by cathandler » November 18th, 2017, 2:00 am

According to the leasing plan for The Shops at Biddeford Crossing, part of the former Lowe's (19,748 sq. ft.) wasn't used for Market Basket
http://www.rmd-inc.net/wp-content/uploa ... asing1.pdf

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