Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Hobby Lobby, Broulim's slated for Sandcreek Commons development

Work goes on at the Sandcreek Commons development, at Sunnyside and Hitt. In the back is the new Cabela's store, announced earlier this year.
In addition to Cabela's, Hobby Lobby and Broulim's have plans to build stores in the Sandcreek Commons development on the southeastern corner of Hitt and Sunnyside Roads.

All three businesses are named a document filed Tuesday at the Bonneville County Clerk and Recorder's Office. The 62-page declaration of protective covenants, conditions, restrictions and easements was filed by the two companies developing the project, Ball Ventures, of Idaho Falls, and Woodbury Corp., of Salt Lake City.

In addition to detailing how the project will be laid out and built, it details conditions with regard to businesses concerning competition. In the case of Rigby-based Broulim's, the agreement restricts any other grocery store in the development, prohibits any sit-down restaurant within 100 feet, plus any convenience store, delicatessen or pharmacy within the protected area, a portion of the project on the northeast side.

Cabela's announced earlier this year that it would be building at Sandcreek Commons, but the other two businesses have made made anything official. Documents filed at the clerk and recorder's office are a matter of public record.

Scott Nelson, Hobby Lobby's assistant vice-president of real estate, told BizMojo Idaho in November 2011 that the company had taken notice of the Ammon side. A stand-alone market like Idaho Falls-Ammon is right up their alley. “It’s got a good population and it’s Middle America. That’s what we’re looking for,” he said

With nine stores in eastern Idaho and western Wyoming, this would mark Broulim's entry into the Idaho Falls market. The company dates back to 1922, when Charlie Broulim opened his first grocery store on Main Street in Rigby, and has been expanding since 1967, when it opened a store in Montpelier

15 comments:

  1. I think Mr. Broulim has his hands in too many pots and has way more influence than he should with who builds what where. He owns two lots in Roberts, and will not sell either so some one else can put in a grocery store. I think he is selfish and greedy and needs to be stopped!

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    1. @ Anonymous. Being business savvy and interested in expanding a successful business is not greedy or selfish. Mr. Broulim is a very good business man, who provides many jobs for the people in our local area and his business keeps money in our local economy rather than supporting china! As a small business owner myself, i hope to one day be in the same place as Mr. Broulim. Expanding my business to other local towns, growing, and making money! That is what it is all about! Just because you may not be as successful as Mr. Broulim, doesn't mean you can call him selfish. Personally i believe that if he is not selling to anyone, he has a reason. You cant judge him for that!

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    2. What's wrong with not selling land you own? If you had a car I like, would you be greedy because you wont sell it to me? what If i wanted your house, can I call you greedy just because you wont sell me your house?

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    3. Since when is a business required to make life easy for their competitors? A smart person doesn't lay out the red carpet for competition to come in.

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  2. Since when is Roberts big enough for a grocery store? There is more land in Roberts than most towns 10 times are large. Last I recall more than one large grocery store has failed in both Rexburg AND Idaho Falls over the past 10 years.

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    1. Who cares? If he bought it, he owns it. He can do whatever the hell he wants with it. Are you jealous because you aren't as successful or something?

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  3. Since they ran the Broulims store in Roberts for 20 plus years, then shut it down.....supposedly due to the big box chains adding supermarkets.

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  4. Please please please just bring us a Costco. The broulims in Rigby has never been that great. Seems overpriced. Costco would be welcome for sure!

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    1. I like Broulm's. I was at the Rigby location recently and was impressed. The Shelley one is great and the staf is very friendly helpful. i like the selection of products i can find in other places. I also would welcome a Costco and hope we get one very soon.

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  5. I'm just grateful to have a job and grateful it happens to be with Broulim's for many years and hopefully for many years to come!!!! Good for Dick and Robert Broulim. Excited to have a Broulim's in Idaho Falls. We need an Associated Foods in Idaho Falls.

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  6. I like Broulim's. I live in Idaho Falls, but go to the Broulim's in Shelley on a regular basis. I like their selection that I cant find at Smiths, Alberton's, Winco's or Walmart. They have friendly staff and a great environment. I recently went to the one in Rigbly and was impressed. I have been hoping for one in Idaho Falls/Ammon for w while. As far as stores closing, I know a few years ago the Savings Center near Memorial Drive closed, but I think that was more do to retirement of the owner and i think the land and building was sold to the city.

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  7. I'm surprised that Broulims would build in Ammon. I would think they would have a hard time competing against Walmart and WinCo. But I was the same person that said Idaho Falls could never support 2 Walmarts.

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  8. Why so many anonymous comments? If one feels that their thoughts are worth viewing, attach a name.

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  9. Broulims will not be able to compete with other chains in a price war. I used to shop there but realized I could save more money by shopping other places. Plus I have personally seen how employees of this store are treated which is another reason I do not shop there. Its hard to respect people who don't treat the people who work for them with respect. We need Costco which can help us save money.

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