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Mayo Clinic is moving to fill more empty retail space in Rochester – Reuters


The Mayo Clinic continues to expand its footprint in Rochester by stepping in to fill another empty retail space, the second such local project to surface in the past two weeks.

A building permit filed with the City of Rochester this week calls for a “tenant development of the new Mayo Clinic Retail” at 1129 Sixth St. NW. This is the address of

Barlow Plaza shopping center.

The project, later described as “Mayo Clinic Storehas an estimated value of $57,000 for the plumbing alone.

The permit does not indicate the exact location of the store. However, a dark Jackson Hewitt Tax Service the office is listed as closed on the company’s listing of locations in Rochester. Jackson Hewitt occupies a 1,048 square foot space sandwiched between

Chuck & Don’s Pet Food & Supplies and MegaExpress Laundry.

Neither the Mayo Clinic nor the real estate company that runs the mall answered questions about the future store.

However, this appears to be very similar to a Mayo Clinic Store project that surfaced last week. In this case, a building permit has been filed for an “interior remodel of an existing retail space (Mayo Clinic Store)” for Suite 36 in the Crossroads Mall at 1201 Broadway Ave. S.

A building permit filed with the City of Rochester this week calls for a “new Mayo Clinic Retail tenant development” at 1129 Sixth St. NW. This is the address of the Barlow Plaza shopping center.

City of Rochester Building Permit

Although the Mayo Clinic did not confirm or provide details of Crossroads’ building permit, Mayo spokeswoman Kelley Luckstein responded with a statement.

“Mayo Clinic Store is planning a new location in Rochester in response to patient requests. The store offers a wide range of high-quality medical products recommended by Mayo Clinic physicians that can help patients recover and live day-to-day,” she wrote. “The Mayo Clinic Store currently has multiple locations in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Arizona.”

The Mayo Clinic has four other outlets in Rochester that sell a variety of products, including medical supplies, compression garments, mastectomy products, wigs, Mayo logo apparel, and apnea equipment. sleep.

Branded retail stores generate steady revenue for Mayo Clinic, with some years doing better than others. In 2021, the stores accounted for $67 million in revenue, an increase of 17.5% from $57 million in 2020.

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