Kraus-Anderson completes 250,000-square-foot Scheels retail sporting goods store at Eden Prairie Center
New store also features a Ferris Wheel, giant aquarium and 2 stories of entertainment and 85 specialty shops
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (July 2020) – The Madison office of Kraus-Anderson (KA) has completed a 250,000-square-foot retail sporting goods store for Scheels located at the Eden Prairie Center in Eden Prairie, Minn.
Designed by R.L. Engebretson Architecture, the $58 million store consists of two main stories of retail space with a 16,000-gallon saltwater aquarium, 45-foot-tall Ferris Wheel, wildlife taxidermy mountain, as well as a restaurant, candy shop and offices.
The Scheels Retail Shopping Adventure, which anticipates drawing customers from 100 to 250 miles away, will showcase Minnesota’s largest selection of sports, fashion and footwear. Scheels’ 85 specialty shops will include items that range from technical running gear and fashion, to hunting and fishing shops. The sport shoe, hiking boot and casual footwear selection will be the largest in the region.
The new store also features a world-class golf shop, bike shop, ski shop, canoe and kayak shop, fishing shop, and gun and hunting shops. Ginna’s Café and Fuzziwig’s Candy Factory will serve gourmet soups and sandwiches, coffee and specialty drinks, and 24 flavors of homemade fudge.
The new store is expected to employ approximately 400 people.
Scheels is one of the largest sporting goods stores in America with 28 stores in 13 states including North Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, Montana, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Nevada, Illinois, Utah, Kansas, Colorado and Texas.
Established in 1897, Kraus-Anderson® Construction Company (www.krausanderson.com) is one of the nation’s premier commercial general contractors and construction managers. Kraus-Anderson, an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. and has regional offices in Madison, Wis., Bismarck, N.D., and Duluth, Bemidji and Rochester Minn.