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Total Wine opening March 13 but not in Bloomington

Posted by: John Ewoldt under Retail Updated: March 12, 2014 - 1:45 PM

The hand written

sign on the door at Total WIne in Bloomington says "March 14" is the opening date.

But it's not the Bloomington store that's opening at 9 a.m. Thursday, March 13 (the sign was wrong). It's the Roseville Marketplace location at 2401 Fairview Ave. N. (former JC Penney furniture location).

The Bloomington location next to Trader Joe's is indefinitely delayed pending license approval. Bloomington city attorney Sandra Johnson said that Total Wine requested a delay until April 21 to provide materials to the council. At that point the council is likely to refer the hearing to a judge where public testimony can be heard, said Johnson.

Total Wine plans to open five to eight superstores in the Twin Cities.The discount wine superstore has 100 stores in 14 states, but this is the company's first foray into the Upper Midwest.

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