The Kitchen Starts to Take Shape

Things are moving right along on site, and it is exciting to see the building with floors, walls, water and power. . . but the moment we all wait for is when equipment starts to go in. The first equipment went on the roof, refrigeration system and HVAC, and then walkin coolers were installed by … Continue reading »

Creating a “Green” Building

Most of the decisions on store design and construction materials have been finalized and we have done a number of things that create a ‘green’ space and keep our project on budget. Arguably the biggest single contribution thus far has been purchasing a blighted site, removing a building that was ready to fall down, and … Continue reading »

The Building Takes Shape

The Building Takes Shape

The structural steel arrived on-site at the very end of February and over the last two weeks we have seen the building rise up from the ground and take shape. What began as just a handful of metal posts sticking up out of the ground has progressed to be an entire steel structure with preparations being … Continue reading »

Building a Strong Foundation

Building a Strong Foundation

Progress in February was slow. It seemed like it was going to be an easy month – the site had been cleared and it was time to start digging and pouring footers. We quickly realized that redeveloping an old site can present some hidden and unexpected challenges. As they started to dig, our contractor discovered a … Continue reading »

December Project Update

2012 has been incredible. There has been tremendous support from our member-owners and the community for our new location, and it’s remarkable how much work has been done in the last few months. Just six months ago, we were still trying to determine if we could move forward with the project. Today we are ready … Continue reading »

Join Us at the Construction Site

On Thursday, November 8th, from 4 to 6:00 p.m. we’ll be at the site of our new Elm Heights store at 2nd and Fess sharing hot, mulled cider, cookies and bars, architectural drawings, and lots of ideas and dreams concerning the new store. Please join us in this small celebration, the first of many to … Continue reading »

We Are Increasing our Member Loan Goal

We have had amazing success with our Member Loan program, having raised $800,500 since we launched in September. We have been very encouraged by the enthusiasm for this new location, as exhibited by the more than 90 member-owners who have signed on to help fund our project. Even more encouraging is that we continue to … Continue reading »

The Old Building: Demolition Begins

The Old Building: Demolition Begins

Demolition of the old K&S building begins on Wednesday, October 10th. We are excited to make progress towards having a clean site that is ready for a new building. In the interest of seeing less waste, we salvaged and recycled as much material as we could, including a little less than 5,000 pounds of steel … Continue reading »

Wanted: Lighting Fixtures

Wanted: Lighting Fixtures

Our design process continues and we have started to make decisions about the look and feel of the Elm Heights store. One important piece of the design is to create a lighting plan and we recently decided to incorporate vintage light fixtures in the space. The fixtures will be updated to use modern LED or … Continue reading »