Wangard Partners, Inc. (Wangard), a Milwaukee-based full-service real estate development firm, announced today the sale of a 7.4 acre site in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, to Festival Foods (Festival). Wangard’s Chippewa Crossing development covers approximately 60 acres, and is located at the intersection of Seymour Cray Sr. Blvd and Chippewa Crossing Blvd. Festival plans to start construction on their new store in the spring in 2023 and open later that year.

“We are very excited to have Festival Foods as the anchor for our Chippewa Crossing development!” said Stewart Wangard, CEO and Chairman of the Board. “Festival Foods is a very successful, Wisconsin-based grocery brand and their presence in Chippewa Falls will be an impactful option for the community.”

“We are so excited to see new development in the Chippewa Crossing area,” stated Charlie Walker, President and CEO of the Chippewa Economic Development Corporation (CEDC). “Re-introducing a large grocery store to the area will be the linchpin for further economic development in the City of Chippewa Falls and Chippewa County.”

Wangard retained outlots to the east and north of the Festival Foods site, which are being marketed to retail users. Stewart Wangard said that “our firm is in discussions with a number of interested parties to locate on the site. We anticipate that the Festival Foods announcement will only increase the already strong interest that we are receiving.”

Information courtesy of Wangard Partners, Inc.