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Sioux City sees signs of renewed economic interest


Walgreens is growing its footprint in Sioux City, doubling the number of stores it has in town.   

On Monday, Sioux City leaders are set to approve an agreement with a Minnesota developer.

Semper Development wants to put a 15,000 square foot store on an acre and a half of property in the Northern Valley Crossing commercial center, which next to the Outer Drive bridge.

The brick store will be built to the new urban design standards set by the city, so that the exterior fits in with the rest of the development on the city's north side.

Walgreens is also in the midst of building a pharmacy off Hamilton Boulevard.

Sioux City officials say interest in commercial development is the highest it's been in several years.

"There's really been strong interest this year, and I think coming out of the economic downturn this is a very good sign for us.  We're very busy.  We have a lot of interest.  A lot more on the way," said Sioux City Economic Development Director Marty Dougherty.

Directly across from Wal-Mart the city is building a new street, called Northern Valley Place. If approved, this fall, the Walgreens will be built on the corner of that street and Floyd Boulevard next to the Pizza Ranch currently under construction.



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