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New GNC promotes healthy living

Simon Nakatani is the manager of Rosemount’s new GNC, which opened the last week of June.

When it comes to shopping opportunities, Rosemount lacks in some areas. GNC recognized that, at least in terms of getting nutritional supplements, so the corporation opened a store in the strip mall next to Cub Foods.

Manager Simon Nakatani said Rosemount has an active population that is underserved. He hopes the new GNC will help area residents live well by offering a variety of nutritional products.

The Rosemount store opened the last week of June and Nakatani said things started slowly. As word of the store opening has gotten out, though, business has picked up.

“A lot of people know GNC and now we’re located closer to the people living here,” Nakatani said.

GNC offers a wide variety of nutritional products including vitamins, sports nutrition, protein products, cleansing and digestion aids, herbs and natural remedies, beauty care and more.

Nakatani said GNC offers an extensive array of products for every member of the family, including pets.

“Our focus is on healthy living,” said Nakatani.

These days there’s lot of competition out there but GNC is a household name that’s endured the test of time, said Nakatani.

For a short time, Nakatani managed the store at the Mall of America. As manager of the Rosemount store, Nakatani hopes to focus on customer service and providing people with a good overall experience.

The Rosemount GNC store hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Emily Zimmer
Emily Zimmer has worked as a staff writer for the Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. She has a degree in journalism from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running, reading and gardening. You can follow Emily's gardening adventures at the Areavoices blog East of Weedin'
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