East Remodel

Remodel Update - 9/1

What may affect Owners this week (9/1–9/7)

  • MG&E replacing transformer near Williamson St. driveway. (Not remodel-related.) Some disruption may occur at times at this driveway.
  • Refrigerated case in Aisle 1 will be stocked with new offerings, including fresh juice, sandwiches, and other grab & go lunch items.
  • Dock work continues, including delivery ramp construction. May be some odor; up to three parking spaces used for equipment.
  • Community Room remains unavailable through September.

On the horizon

Remodel Update - 8/25

What may affect you this week (8/25–8/31)

  • The Deli hot bar will be closed most of Wednesday for installation of the hearth oven. Updates will be posted in the Deli and on Facebook and Twitter.
  • The Kids’ Area has reopened.
  • New demo & sample station by the Cheese department has opened. Demonstrations and sampling will start there soon.
  • Differently abled and handicapped parking space reopens in front of the Community Room.
  • Community Room remains unavailable through September.
  • Dock work continues. May be some odor and up to three parking spaces will be used for equipment.

On the horizon

Remodel Update - 8/18

What may affect you this week (8/18–8/24)

  • The Commons (indoor seating) and bathrooms have reopened. The Kids’ Area will reopen early this week.
  • The Cheese department is now open. New demo & sample station by the Cheese department will open by end of week.
  • Differently abled and handicapped parking space reopens in front of the Community Room.
  • Community Room remains unavailable through September.
  • Produce backroom floor replacement; some potential for odor.

On the horizon

Remodel Update - 8/11

What may affect you this week (8/11–8/17)

  • We expect the Commons (indoor seating), Kids’ Area, and bathrooms to return by the end of the week.
  • The Cheese department is scheduled to open on Wednesday.
  • Continuing to develop the outdoor customer seating area. Landscaping work in progress.
  • Crosswalk striping in front of store should happen this week.

On the horizon

Remodel Update - 8/4

What may affect you this week (8/4–10)

  • Outdoor customer seating along Commons windows should be in place by the end of the week. Landscaping work in progress.
  • Crosswalk striping in the front of the building should happen this week.

On the horizon

  • Commons (indoor seating area), Kids’ Area and customer bathroom work completion delayed until around August 11th.  Accessible parking on eastside of lot will be restored.
  • New Cheese department delayed slightly; will be open by mid-August.
  • Expanding the rain garden, rebuilding exterior staff break area, and adding additional bike parking on Jenifer St. side of store.
  • Hearth oven will be installed in the Deli by the end of August, allowing us to make pizzas and some new menu items.

Remodel Update - 7/28

What may affect you this week (7/28–8/3)

  • New Customer Service desk staffed starting on Wednesday.
  • Final register installation after close on Tuesday; all but one in use thereafter.
  • Outdoor customer seating available. Landscaping work delayed, but will start this week.
  • Crosswalk striping in the front of the building.
  • Accessible parking stalls have returned to west side of the building.

On the horizon

Remodel Update - 7/21

What may affect you this week (7/21–7/27)

  • Floor work overnight. Registers temporarily rearranged. Epoxy will be used briefly Thursday and area vented outside.
  • New Customer Service desk installed; will be in use next week.
  • New Willy Street Co-op store sign installed this week.
  • Landscaping work continuing this week.
  • Asphalt repair and crosswalk striping in the front of the building.
  • Accessible parking stalls return to west side of the building.

On the horizon

  • New Cheese department open by the end of July.
  • Final register installation by end of July.
  • Bicycle parking, outdoor customer seating & Commons work completed by Aug. 1st.

Remodel Update - 7/14

What may affect you this week (7/14–7/20)

  • The new ATM installed; it’s accessible 24 hours/day from outside.
  • Site work in front of store. Asphalt poured later this week outside Community Room; temporary bathrooms will be relocated. Accessible parking stalls temporarily relocated to east of rechargeable car parking spaces.
  • We will install five of seven new register lanes.
  • Work continues in the entryway.
  • Public bathrooms, Kids’ Area & Commons (seating area) not available due to construction. Limited seating in Community Room. Two PortaPotties and hand-washing station available outside. Check with Customer Service for baby-changing facility.

On the horizon

Remodel Update - 7/7

What may affect you this week (7/7-7/13)

  • Site work in front of store. Entryway access relocated to east side of building. Accessible parking stalls temporarily relocated to east of rechargeable car parking spaces.
  • The new, permanent ATM (accessible 24 hours/day) installed on Wednesday.
  • The Bulk aisle has been returned to its full capacity, and the Floral case has returned!
  • The Juice Bar refrigerated case will be stocked early this week.
  • Public bathrooms, Kids’ Area & Commons (seating area) not available due to construction. Limited seating in Community Room. Two PortaPotties and hand-washing station available outside. Check with Customer Service for baby-changing facility.

On the horizon

Remodel Update - 6/30

What may affect you this week (6/30–7/6)

  • Site work in front of store. Entryway access relocated to east side of building. Accessible parking stalls temporarily relocated to east of rechargeable car parking spaces. There will be some congestion in the entryway during cabinet installation.
  • By end of weekend, or earlier, all of Bulk aisle will be stocked.
  • Carts moved to the left of the entrance (had been to the right).
  • Rearranging registers on Monday night.
  • Public bathrooms, Kids’ Area & Commons (seating area) not available due to construction. Limited seating in Community Room. Two PortaPotties and hand-washing station available outside. Check with Customer Service for baby-changing facility.

On the horizon

Remodel Update - 6/23

STORE CLOSING NOTICE: Willy East closing on Tuesday, June 24th for shelving installation.

What may affect you this week (6/23–6/29)

  • Juice/Coffee Bar now open!
  • Packaged grocery and wellness department products move to their final locations on Wednesday. No more major moves, and the Bulk aisle returns!
  • New inner entry and exit doors installed this week. Some congestion in the entryway due to construction.
  • Public bathrooms, Kids’ Area & Commons (seating area) unavailable due to construction. Limited seating in Community Room. Two PortaPotties and hand-washing station available outside. Check with Customer Service for baby-changing facility.

On the horizon

  • Bicycle parking and other outdoor site work completed soon.

Remodel Update - 6/16

What may affect you this week (6/16–6/22)
•    No Juice/Coffee Bar counter service through at least Tuesday. No made-to-order juice or coffee drinks until new Juice/Coffee Bar opens.
•    This weekend, aisles moving to prepare for new shelving.
•    Register lanes will be split due to floor polishing.
•    Customer Service desk moves to the Produce department.
•    Some congestion in the entryway due to construction.

On the horizon
•    Public bathrooms, Kids’ Area & Commons (seating area) will be unavailable due to construction. Two PortaPotties will be available outside.

Remodel Update - 6/9

STORE CLOSING NOTICE: Willy East closing on Tuesday, June 24th for shelving installation.

What may affect you this week (6/9–6/15)

  • No vehicle access via Jenifer St. from 7am to 4pm through Wednesday. Roof work requires some construction vehicles to park in the lot. Pedestrian/bicycle access remains at both entries.
  • Some congestion in the entryway. The front end office being built and Community Room door is being replaced.
  • Dock foundation work underway; inconveniences on East side of store: noise, dust, construction and delivery vehicle congestion from 7am to 4pm.

On the horizon

Remodel update - 6/2

What may affect you this week (6/2–6/8)

  • The Meat & Seafood freezers will be out of service Wednesday evening through as late as Saturday. Product may be available by request; please talk to counter staff for more details.
  • Some congestion in the entryway. The front end office is being built and the Community Room door is being replaced.
  • Dock foundation work starting; inconveniences on East side of store: noise, dust, construction and delivery vehicle congestion.
  • Roof work done by end of week (weather permitting), requiring some construction vehicles to park in the lot. 

On the horizon

  • Floor finishing requires register lanes to be split one more time.
  • New Juice/Coffee Bar completed by third week of June.

Remodel Update - 5/26

What may affect you this week (5/26–6/1)

  • The Produce department floor finishing runs Wednesday, May 28th through Friday, May 30th. Most kinds of produce still available, although varieties are limited (see list on website or at Customer Service). Look for in-store signage or ask a staff person if you need help locating anything.
  • We are temporarily down to four register lanes until mid-morning on Saturday, May 31st. Staff are available to bag groceries and help get them to your vehicle.
  • Front entryway window installed.
  • Roof work done by end of week (weather permitting), requiring some construction vehicles to park in the lot. 

On the horizon

Remodel Update - 5/19

What may affect you this week (5/19–5/25)

  • Customer Service is in the middle of the store, opposite the registers.
  • Work continues on new Juice/Coffee Bar.
  • Entryway is changing; we will be framing out the Front End office.
  • Roof work going on, requiring some construction vehicles to park in the lot. Also lending part of lot to the City as they work on the fire station.

On the horizon

Remodel Update - 5/12

What may affect you this week (5/12–5/18)

  • Will set up construction area for the new Juice/Coffee Bar.
  • Produce reopens (temporarily).
  • Will remove the construction area dividing the registers.
  • Roof work going on, requiring some construction vehicles to park in the lot.
  • Bricklaying starts on the new facade.


On the horizon

  • We will likely be closing the Produce department for floor work in later May. We will still have significant produce offerings available.
  • Work begins on the dock enclosure; little to no impact on customers expected.
  • Construction on new front end office will start. Traffic patterns will change.

Remodel Update - 5/5

What may affect you this week (5/5–5/11)

  • Deli hot bar closed Thursday (5/8) morning for final electrical inspection.
  • Entrance, exit, and register lane traffic has changed to facilitate moving two columns. We have temporarily removed one register and separated register lanes. Will be noisy at times and create the smell of burning metal.
  • Almost all produce still available, but the center of the Produce department is under construction. Non-refrigerated produce now at the front of grocery aisles 1 and 2.
  • First three packaged grocery and bulk aisles have moved. Aisle signs reflect current product locations. This should be the last aisle move until late June.
  • Co-op-made juices, cold beverages and Deli lunch grab & go relocated to the front of the bread aisle.

Reduced Dairy and Alternative Dairy Products Available at Willy East, April 29th-May 2

The Willy East remodel work moves to the Dairy department, so from April 29th-May 2nd there will be a reduced number of Dairy and Alternative Dairy products available. Below is a list of what products will be available and where to find them during this time.

Moved to: The Cooler at the Back of the Storeconstruction logo
Butter
Organic Valley Unsalted Sweet Cream Butter Quarters 16oz
Westby Salted Sweet Cream Butter Quarters 16 oz

Cottage Cheese
Organic Valley 2% Low Fat Small Curd Cottage Cheese 16oz

Remodel Update - 4/21

What may affect you this week (4/21– 4/27)

  • Stock up for next week: Dairy, Juice Bar, and refrigerated grocery departments will be closed Tuesday, April 29th–Thursday, May 1st. Limited selections will be available.
  • Stock up for next week: reverse osmosis (R.O.) water will be unavailable Monday afternoon, April 28th–Friday afternoon, May 2nd. [updated 4/26/14]
  • Opening the meat service counter later this week. Fresh meat and seafood now available in new five-door cooler.

Coming up in the next few weeks

Remodel Update - 4/7

What may affect you this week (4/7– 4/13)

  • Frozen food, Deli (including salad bar), Meat, Seafood & Cheese areas closed through Wednesday at mid-day (possibly earlier). Check our website, Facebook or Twitter for updates. Packaged lunch options available in Lunch cooler (at end of Produce department).
  • Noisy Tuesday morning due to interior floor work.
  • Will also be noisy at times due to removal of slab in former entryway.
  • Plan to move packaged grocery and Wellness aisles in second half of week. Products will be in same relative location as they were earlier.
  • Cold beverages have moved to the cooler at the end of the Produce department.

Coming up in the next few weeks

Remodel update - 3/31

What may affect you this week (3/31– 4/6)East remodel logo

  • Entryway now to the west (or right) of where it had been. Most big carts being stored outside. Removing brick from the facade; will be loud at times.
  • Stock up now on products from these areas that will be closed on Monday, April 7th & Tuesday, April 8th:

   –    frozen foods
   –    Deli (including salad bar)
   –    Seafood Center
   –    Meat department
   -    Cheese

Remodel Update - 3/24

Construction work this week (3/24–3/30)

  • Multiple work areas in the store.

What may affect you this week (3/24–3/30)

  • Deli service case now open. Deli sandwich station opening later this week.
  • Seafood Center now open.
  • Frozen meat & seafood has moved to endcap freezers.
  • Deli’s Lunch Punch punch card expiration date extended to Tuesday, April 1.
  • Stock up now on products from these areas that will be closed on Monday, April 7th & Tuesday, April 8th:
    • frozen foods
    • Deli
    • Seafood Center
    • Meat department

Coming up in the next few weeks

Remodel Update - 3/17

Construction work this week (3/17–3/23)

  • Grinding floor & replacing lighting in the new partitioned section.
  • Deli refrigerated cases arriving.
  • Begin construction on new meat room.
  • Completing roof work at the entryway.

What may affect you this week (3/17–3/23)

Remodel Update - 3/10

Construction work this week (3/10–3/16)

  • Grinding floor & replacing lighting in center partitioned section.
  • Construction of soffit in seafood and meat retail space.
  • Brick work at the entryway.

What may affect you this week (3/10–3/16)

Remodel Update - 2/26

Willy East open again, after being closed Monday and Tuesday this week.

Construction work this week (2/24–3/2)

  • Setting up perimeter walls for first phase of center store remodel work.
  • Installation of Deli hot bar.

What may affect you this week (2/24–3/2)

  • Temporarily reduced and rearranged product offerings in packaged grocery and wellness departments to accommodate construction. Extends through early May, possibly longer. Most products available for pre-order; see Customer Service for details.
  • Meat selection reduced. (Meat counter opens by mid-April.)
  • Deli construction extended through late March.
  • Two one-way aisles in packaged grocery.
  • Unfinished floor—work-in-progress.

Coming up NEXT WEEK (3/3-3/9)

Remodel Update - 2/17

Construction work this week (2/17–2/23)

  • Work on receiving area addition, Deli and entryway continues.

What may affect you this week (2/17–2/23)

  • Preparing to create construction zone in center of store, similar to Deli.
  • Decreased product selections in packaged grocery, wellness, and produce departments.
  • Deli contruction through late February. Deli foods relocated on retail floor.

Coming up NEXT WEEK (2/24-3/2)

Remodel Update - 2/10

Construction work this week (2/10–2/16)

  • Tile work in Deli production and service area, and in new staff restrooms.
  • Install walls for enclosed entryway and finish concrete work.
  • Painting the deck in new receiving area addition.

What may affect you this week (2/10–2/16)
DELI CONSTRUCTION THROUGH LATE FEBRUARY

Remodel Update - 2/3

Construction work this week (2/3–2/9)

  • Tile work for Deli production and service area floor.
  • Install walls for enclosed entryway and finish concrete work.
  • Construction continues on new staff restrooms.

What may affect you this week (1/27–2/2)
DELI CONSTRUCTION THROUGH LATE FEBRUARY

Remodel Update - 1/27

Construction work this week (1/27–2/2)

  • Trenching (saw-cutting concrete) for plumbing and floor work in Deli.
  • Install steel canopy over the entryway. Concrete work in new entryway.
  • Receiving area and Deli roof work. Begin construction of new staff restrooms.

What may affect you this week (1/27–2/2)
DELI CONSTRUCTION THROUGH LATE FEBRUARY

Remodel Update - 1/20

Construction work this week (1/20–1/26)

  • Trenching (saw-cutting concrete) for plumbing and floor work in Deli.
  • Removal of brick from walls in entryway.
  • Pouring floor in new receiving addition; roof work begins.

What may affect you this week (1/20–1/26)
DELI CONSTRUCTION THROUGH LATE FEBRUARY

  • Deli foods relocated on retail floor.
    • Sandwiches, packaged salads and snack cups in cooler before juice bar.
    • Pre-made pizzas, pizza dough, lunch meat, olives and additional lunch options by the case that used to hold chicken.
    • Heat & Eat meals and Deli sides by Cheese.
  • Deli floor cut for plumbing; will be loud at times.

Coming up in next few weeks

  • Interior receiving area addition completed.
  • Changes to front entrance and exterior doors.

Remodel Update - 1/13

remodel logoRecently completed

  • New receiving addition walls constructed.

Construction work this week (1/13–1/19)

  • Temporary wall separating Deli work space from store put up this week; floor work in Deli.
  • Removal of brick from walls in entryway.
  • Pouring floor in new receiving addition, and roof work beginning.

What may affect you this week (1/13–1/19)
DELI CONSTRUCTION THROUGH LATE FEBRUARY.

Remodel Update - 1/6/14

Recently completed

  • Progress slowed due to weather.

Construction work this week (1/6–1/12)
Slowed due to weather.

  • Removal of brick from walls in entryway.
  • Continued construction on the receiving addition roof.
  • Preparing base material in receiving addition.

What may affect you this week (1/6–1/12)
DELI CONSTRUCTION RUNS JANUARY 11th THROUGH LATE FEBRUARY.

  • Deli foods relocated on retail floor starting on Saturday, January 11th.
  • Most types of Deli products will be available, except:

  - made-to-order sandwiches
  - sliced Deli lunchmeat other than Willow Creek ham
  - food directly from our hot case (pre-packed “heat and eat” Deli food still available)
  - breakfast sandwiches

Remodel Update - 12/30

remodel logoRecently completed

  • Steel installed in receiving area addition.
  • Recycling progress sign posted.
  • East on site offices de-constructed, in preparation for mechanical upgrades for store remodel.

Construction work this week (12/30–1/5) - Slowed due to weather

  • Removal of brick from walls in entryway.
  • Wiring and plumbing work begins in basement.
  • Continued construction on the Receiving addition roof.
  • Warming of receiving area addition to prepare for pouring of floor.

What may affect you this week (12/30–1/5)

Remodel update - 12/23

Recently completed



  • Structural evaluation of cracked wall on Jenifer St. side of building.
  • Received our “One Can Plan” Dumpsters for recycling building materials.
  • Masonry walls completed for receiving area addition; tying into existing walls.


  • Staff moved to temporary office spaces; emptied basement.



Construction work this week (12/23–12/29) 

- slowed due to weather.



  • Removal of brick from walls in entryway.    


  • Steel being delivered for our new receiving addition.


  • Wiring and plumbing work begins in basement.


  • Start construction on the receiving addition roof.



What may affect you this week (12/23–12/29)

Remodel update - 12/16

Recently completed

  • Build temporary interior partition in entryway.
  • Pour walls to define the west side of the new entryway.

Construction work this week (12/16–12/22)

  • Removal of brick from walls in entryway.
  • Masonry walls completed for receiving area addition; tying into existing walls.
  • Structural evaluation of cracked wall on Jenifer St. side of building.

What may affect you this week (12/16–12/22)

Remodel Update - 12/09/13

Recently completed

  • Pouring concrete foundation wall on Jenifer St. side of property, and concrete footings and foundation walls in front of the store.
  • Nonprofit/organizational brochures and flyers in entryway will removed until renovation of foyer is complete.

Construction work this week (12/09–12/15)

  • Exterior surface prep on walls in entryway.
  • Build temporary interior partition in entryway.
  • Pour walls to define the west side of the new entryway.

What may affect you this week (12/09–12/15)

  • No changes to the retail floor will be made this week.
  • Selective demolition of brick areas wherever new walls are being tied into existing walls. Will be noisy at times.
  • Entryway being rearranged, some carts may be moved.

Coming up in next few weeks

Remodel update - 12/02/13

Recently completed

  • Receiving area addition walls on Jenifer St. side of property.

Construction work this week (12/02–12/08)

  • Pouring concrete foundation wall on Jenifer St. side of property.
  • Pouring concrete footings in front of the store and, later in the week, pour the foundation walls here.
  • Surface prep on walls in entryway.

What may affect you this week (12/02–12/08)

  • No changes to the retail floor will be made this week.
  • Selective demolition of brick areas wherever new walls are being tied into existing walls. Will be noisy at times.
  • Nonprofit/organizational brochures and flyers in entryway will removed until renovation of foyer is complete.

Coming up in next few weeks

Remodel update - 11/25/13

Recently completed

  • Fencing in front of store and temporary sidewalk completed. Concrete footings poured for extension of receiving area on Jenifer St. side of property. Flooring test in frozen aisle.
  • Temporary wall built under front entryway and window protection installed on face of building.
  • The ATM has been removed and a smaller one placed temporarily inside the store. The temporary ATM will not accept deposits. (Heartland Credit Union, at 944 Williamson, is the closest ATM.) We currently expect to replace the regular ATM in mid-January.

Construction work this week (11/25–12/01)

  • May begin receiving area extension walls on Jenifer St. side of property.
  • Construction stops on Thursday, resumes on Friday.

What may affect you this week (11/25–12/01)