The store at 200 South Locust was a former Eagles store. Last year when Eagles went bankrupt, Hy-Vee purchased the store. They said at the time that they were going to remodel the store and open it in a few months. That was over a year ago. Then a couple months ago they said they were going to tear the store down, put a new building up as well as a gas station. Aside from a Hy-Vee coming soon sign nothing has happened. I am wondering what is taking Hy-Vee so long in getting the new store put up at the 200 South Locust location?
Maybe Eagle's wasn't the best choice for shoppers, but for those of us living in the southern parts of Dubuque, it was the only grocery store in that part of town. I liked it especially after church, because it was only about 1/2 mile away. Now except for one store on the north end, all the grocery stores are out at the west end of town. So if we need a couple things from a grocery store we are basically forced to go all the way out to the west end, and deal with all the traffic on Dodge St (US 20) which is being made 10 times worse by the construction.
I like Hy-Vee, and I prefer it over Wal-Mart. But I wish they would make up their minds. Either get to work on the store, or sell it to someone who would do something. Leaving it sit does no one any good.