Phillips Edison Adds 11th Center to Twin Cities Portfolio
Phillips Edison & Company, Inc. (PECO) has acquired West Village Center, a 142,724-square-foot shopping center in Chanhassen, MN. The acquisition serves to bolster PECO’s presence in Minnesota, representing its 11th shopping center in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.
Deal terms weren’t disclosed. The property is anchored by a 64,643-square-foot Lunds & Byerlys, reportedly one of the strongest boutique grocery chains in the country. It features a diverse mix of service, medical and specialty retailers.
“West Village Center exemplifies our strategy of acquiring high-quality, well-occupied shopping centers in markets supported by strong demographic and economic fundamentals,” said David Wik, SVP of acquisitions at PECO.
“The Twin Cities region continues to see steady job and population growth, and as a vibrant and affluent Minneapolis suburb, Chanhassen has been recognized by multiple media outlets as a top place to live and raise a family,” Wik continued.
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Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).