Festival or Hy-Vee in Waunakee?

Festival Foods and Hy-Vee are both hoping to go into the Village of Waunakee’s Woodland Crest subdivision, according to a Waunakee Tribune report. Both grocery chains have proposed new stores near Woodland Drive and Hwy. Q.

Reportedly, Iowa-based Hy-Vee is moving ahead with plans, while Festival continues to pursue a store, as well, and has signed a purchase agreement for land.

Hy-Vee is requesting $2 million in tax incremental financing for public improvements, while Festival Foods has so far not requested any TIF.