On January 10th, the Apple Valley City Council approved a $1.11 million purchase agreement with South Shore Development to buy a piece of property in the fucking Cobblestone Lake area where the new SuperTarget, referred to as Apple Valley Target South by Target (why? I don’t know, it’s less than one mile further South than the other fucking Target in town) resides.
It’s really unfortunate that I will never visit this new store as it’s closer than the other two Apple Valley Municipal Liquor stores that are 3 miles and 2 miles away from this future location. I refuse to shop at Lakeville Liquors (which opened a new store within walking distance of my home) because they (like El Loro in Burnsville) require that you swipe your ID through a machine instead of just manually reading it like they should.
I’m not quite sure if spending over one million dollars for the land alone (the total project is slated to be just under $5 million) is a wise investment and I’m not quite sure how they justify that this new location will start generating revenue after one year. If the other two stores only generate $450k (combined) yearly, it’s a bit much to expect this one to make $5+ million a year especially with those that don’t care about their privacy shopping at Lakeville Liquors so close by (less than 1.5 miles). Unless of course they mean *any* revenue which is just pointless to even mention — “Look at that there Cletus, that’s our first $10 bill!”
Boo to Apple Valley’s City Council in making yet another shitty decision while trying to make it sound like such a great one by claiming it will go to “support the city’s parks and recreation programs, purchase fire trucks and fund police items.”