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The new Lunds & Byerlys in Apple Valley — located on the corner of Pilot Knob Road and 155th Street — is not just a grocery store; it’s a destination that offers a remarkable culinary experience, a rooftop escape and a commitment to sustainability that sets a high standard for environmentally responsible retail.

The Apple Valley location offers diverse culinary options, from a deli to an enticing salad bar and fresh, hand-rolled creations at the Hissho Sushi counter. If you’re looking to quench your thirst, check out some local craft brews from the eight self-serve taps at The Mezz.

The store also carries a wide range of products, from fresh produce — including on-site indoor cultivated mushrooms — to pantry staples, ensuring that you can find everything on your shopping list. But what truly sets this store apart is its commitment to sustainability.

The store uses cutting-edge technologies and practices to achieve its sustainability goal.

One notable initiative is the use of CO2 refrigeration systems, a more environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional refrigerants. These systems are energy-efficient and have a significantly lower carbon footprint.

Additionally, the store is lit entirely by LED lighting. Solatube lighting, which captures natural sunlight, has also been installed to reduce the need for artificial lighting during the day.

To further enhance energy efficiency, the store features automatic roll-sealed doors on coolers and freezers. These doors prevent cold air from escaping, reducing energy consumption and keeping food fresh.

Occupancy sensors are another smart addition to the store’s design. They ensure that lights are only active in rooms when they are in use, minimizing energy waste.

As a community-focused store, Lunds and Byerlys is also part of Dakota Electric’s Load Control Program. By participating in this program, the store demonstrates its commitment to supporting the community by helping to balance the electrical grid during times of high demand.

This exciting addition to the community is now open! Visit today to experience the future of sustainable shopping.

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