Dan’s SuperMarket announced Friday that its two Dickinson locations have been sold to SpartanNash Co., which plans to build a third store in the West Ridge development.

The transaction and a name change are expected before the new year, according to a press release.

Michigan-based SpartanNash intends to remodel the existing Dan’s SuperMarket locations, according to a press release.

“It is expected that both locations will continue to operate and that many of the familiar faces that you have come to know working for Dan’s will still be seen in the stores,” a press release stated.

The new grocery store will be constructed on 10 acres of land acquired from Roers, the company responsible for developing West Ridge. The 55,000-square-foot building is expected to break ground next spring, with completion in late 2014.

Plans include a 12-bay fuel center and attached liquor store, pending creation of an additional liquor license by the city of Dickinson.

Dan’s SuperMarket, based in Bismarck, bought the downtown location in 1980 and built Dan’s SuperMarket North in 1982, then named Dan’s Country Market.

Dan’s SuperMarket is located at 302 First St. E. and at 446 18th St. W. in Dickinson. There are three Dan’s locations in Bismarck and one in Mandan.

SpartanNash is a newly formed company after Spartan Stores purchased the Nash Finch Co. SpartanNash currently operates 177 supermarkets, primarily under the Family Fare Supermarkets, No Frills, Bag’n Save and Econofoods brands. The release did not say what brand(s) would be coming to Dickinson.