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Rosie's Market bring quality convenience to downtown Rosemount

After extensive renovations, Rosie’s Market is scheduled to open next week in downtown Rosemount.

Rosie’s Market will open in the coming weeks and will have all the expected items: gas, coffee, snacks and more.

However, store manager Dean Gissleman hopes customers will notice a difference in quality at Rosie’s.

“We’re an independent store. We don’t have to abide by anybody’s template,” said Gisselman.

Since taking on the project, Gisselman has been adamant that the store, which was formerly a Marathon Station, be a cut above the rest. The building has been essentially gutted and remodeled, including the installation of two full-service bathrooms.

One side of the store features Hunt Brothers Pizza. Hunt Brothers offers up to 10 toppings for no extra charge as well as several crust options and wings.

Gisselman said it’s good quality pizza that’s made right there in the store.

“It’s phenomenal pizza. I think it will do extremely well,” said Gisselman.

On the other side of the store, there will be a seating nook so customers can sit down to enjoy their pizza or a cup of coffee.

The coffee is another area where Gisselman got creative. Rosie’s will feature Dunn Brothers coffee. Gisselman said Rosie’s will serve as a pilot for Dunn Brothers to be offered at convenience stores.

“We hope people recognize the Dunn Brothers name and quality and respond to it,” said Gisselman.

Quality will extend to the rest of the store’s offerings as well. In addition to traditional gas station fare, Gisselman said Rosie’s will feature a fresh-food cooler that will feature healthful products including fruits and vegetables.

“We really want to offer something different than other convenience stores,” said Gisselman.

The store will offer Minnoco gasoline, which is a brand developed for the members of the Minnesota Service Station and Convenience Store Association. New car wash equipment has also been installed to serve customers.

While other stores have failed on the site, Gisselman said he feels as though Rosie’s is opening at a good time. With two senior housing complexes coming and the Waterford apartments across the street, Gisselman feels the shop will offer an amenity to the people living in the downtown area.

“I really think this will serve the downtown area well,” said Gisselman.

As they’ve been working to get the shop ready for opening day, Gisselman said curious people have been swinging by to check things out.

Rosie’s Market will open the week of July 27, assuming it passes its inspection. Store hours will be 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week. The gas pumps and car wash will be available 24/7

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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