Jan 26, 2021 - News
Speculation mounts that Amazon Fresh is eyeing Twin Cities expansion
An Amazon Fresh store in California. Photo: Paul Bersebach/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images

The draft moniker for a store in Burnsville is fueling speculation that an Amazon supermarket is coming to the area, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal reports.

Driving the news: Renderings for the 40,000-square-foot project at Cobblestone Court, submitted to local officials, include the sign "Mendel" on the development.

  • That just happens to be the same code name Amazon used to launch its Amazon Fresh grocery concept in other markets.

What they're saying: "Amazon doesn’t comment on rumors or speculation," a spokesperson told MSPBJ.

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