East Remodel

A quick update on the remodel

from General Manager Anya Firszt:
In January we announced that we would be remodeling Willy East to improve functionality and give Owners a better overall shopping experience. 

Owners then approved up to $2 million to be spent on the remodel of Willy East. Since that time we've found structural deficiency that requires reinforcement, identified deferred maintenance "issues" (projects), received great suggestions from Owners and staff, and added the significant expense of LEED certification, all bringing the total much higher to $4 million.

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Frequently Asked Questions about the 2013 Willy East Remodel Vote

Here are some questions that we’ve gotten about the proposed $4 million remodel of Willy East, and our responses. If you have questions not answered on this page, please email customer.comments@willystreet.coop. We will answer as many as time allows. We will prioritize those questions asked by multiple Owners, and add them to this page.

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Owner Referendum on the Willy East Remodel

WAYS TO VOTE:

  • Complete a ballot at either store, through 6pm, July 16th.
  • Send in your ballot from the newsletter. Ballots must be received by 6pm on July 16th.
  • Use the ballot emailed to you, if we have your current email address. If you'd like a ballot emailed to you, below are three ways to get us your current email address. The deadline to update your email address to get a ballot sent to you is Saturday, July 13th at noon, and online votes must be cast by midnight on Sunday, July 14th.
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    Produce Offerings Reduced & Relocated at East, Wednesday 5/28 - Friday, 5/30

    remodel logoThe Willy East remodel project moves to the Produce department next. The department will be closed from Wednesday, 5/28 - Friday, 5/30 for painting and floor finishing. Most kinds of products will still be available and relocated, however. Here's the list of what will be available during this time:

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    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

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    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.

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    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)

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    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)

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    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.



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    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

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    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)

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    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.


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    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.

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    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.

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    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

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