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Published June 28, 2012, 07:24 PM

Plans Could Bring Outlet Mall to South Grand Forks

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - There are some preliminary plans in place for more expansion to the southwest part of Grand Forks. That could include places to to eat, stay and shop.

By: Stacie Van Dyke, WDAZ

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - There are some preliminary plans in place for more expansion to the southwest part of Grand Forks. That could include places to to eat, stay and shop.

Developer Guy Useldinger says that housing and likely new hotels and restaurants will be sprouting up in the area east of I-29 and north of 47th Ave. S., but we could soon see some even bigger developments.

Useldinger has drawn up preliminary plans for an outlet mall and golf course in the open prairie in the city's southwest side.

He is in talks with a Minneapolis-based group very interested in the outlet but the key to making this a reality is access.

The city would need to have an interstate exit at 47th Ave. S., which would cost between $18 and $20 million, but Useldinger remains optimistic of his plans someday becoming a reality.

He says the outlet mall is still three to five years away if the funding comes in for the exit.

It would be the closest outlet mall for Canadian access. Right now, the closest one is The Albertville Outlets near the Twin Cities.

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