Glenwood Springs City Market remodel store despite weak economy
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
GLENWOOD SPRINGS ” It may take some extra time finding what you’re looking for at the Glenwood Springs City Market. The store is undergoing a major remodel of the 22-year-old facility.
The remodel began in September and is scheduled to take 10 weeks and should be completed sometime in December. The cost of the remodel was not disclosed by City Market executives, saying from a competitor’s standpoint, it would not be in the best interest of the company to release that information.
“We have to work a few years in advance for remodels and new store openings,” said City Market spokesman Trail Doherty. “We have a number of projects on the books right now and there are a number of stores being remodeled.”
However, Doherty said that the nation’s current economic situation had no bearing or negative impact on the company’s plans to refurbish the store.
“That store was in need of a remodel,” Doherty said. “We try to visit stores every few years and we look at the length of time, competitive situation, and the obvious consumer needs have changed a bit, and we are trying to address those needs.”
Doherty said the store had a “minor remodel” in 1998, but that this remodel will be the “most significant” that the store has ever received.
City Market executives are positive that shoppers will love the new upgrades even if they have to search for products and get used to the new layout.
“The customers have been great through all of this,” Doherty said.
From what he’s heard from the store’s manager, Kevin Flohr, the customers are really excited for the changes.
Doherty indicated that the newly remodeled store will include a full-service butcher’s block with specialty-cut meats, a full-service sea food department, an expanded salad bar, expanding the current deli to include a chef-prepared entree program, and expanding the produce department to include a wider variety of fruits and vegetables.
The remodel also includes a Tully’s Coffee Shop in the front to compete with the Starbuck’s counter in the Safeway store across Grand Avenue. The new store will also include a photo lab for customers to print digital photographs while shopping. The entrance is also being updated to give the store a more inviting feel for customers.
“Those are just some of the things we are looking at right now,” Doherty said. “We are trying to establish a specific opening date but that is dependent on how things with the remodel are going.”
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