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Redevelopment plan calls for end of Maple Grove AMC theater

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Maple Grove AMC would become a flooring store under new plans. Photo via Google

The AMC Arbor Lakes 16 theater in Maple Grove would be redeveloped into a flooring store according to plans submitted to the city.

Driving the news: Minneapolis developer Launch Properties is asking to convert the building into a Floor & Decor store.

  • The Atlanta-based company, which sells tile, vinyl, wood and stone, has 153 warehouse-style stores nationwide, but said in its application that it would be its first – and a flagship product – in Minnesota.

The other side: The Maple Grove Theater is still open, but plans indicate the end is near. Although AMC could not be reached for comment, an executive said during a November call for results that the mega movie company has shut down underperforming theaters in the past year.

  • For Maple Grove, that would mean the city would lose its two theaters in the space of about 10 years, with the Mann Theater being converted to the WhirlyBall. back in 2012.

Yes, but: The redevelopment could also bring a sit-down restaurant and deli to new buildings in the cinema parking lot, said Joe Hogeboom, director of community and economic development for Maple Grove.

What to expect: The Maple Grove Planning Commission will hold a hearing on the plans at its January 31 meeting.

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