Twin Cities kosher supermarket chains like Jusgo and Palama are rolling out the red carpet to welcome their first shoppers.
Jusgo, which opened in the Twin City in August, will open the first store in the city with a $30 million investment by Twin Cities developer The Cooley Group.
Palama, a subsidiary of The Coooleys, will bring its first store to the Twin States later this month, and the Cooley group has said it plans to bring more Twin Cities locations to the market by 2020.
Taste of Twin CitiesJusgos are small, family-owned and locally-owned, and come in a wide variety of styles and flavors.
The first store will be in the upscale West Twin Cities neighborhood of St. Paul.
Tastes like beef with a hint of green beans and tomato, while the store will have a large selection of kosher products and snacks.
Palma, on the other hand, will offer its signature beef and pork products in an upscale market.
It’s not clear if the two stores will be located near each other or near the same shopping center, but the stores are located in the same neighborhood.
Palamas is a new venture in the Minneapolis market.
Last year, it announced a deal to open a new Twin Cities store in St. Anthony.
The Coooohes say they’re targeting a store in Minneapolis by 2020, with plans to open more Twin City stores in Minnesota by 2025.