At last week’s General Membership Meeting, the Co-op’s member-owners had the opportunity to see the plans for the store’s design in a presentation from Mike Cronomiz of Re:Vision Architecture. Re:Vision Architecture, which was hired by the Co-op to design the store space early this year, is a green architecture firm specializing in sustainability. Throughout the planning process, they received feedback from UNFI, as well as members of several other local co-ops, to optimize the layout and design of the space.
The Co-op will be 3,300 square feet, approximately 100 feet deep and 33 feet wide, with two point of sale systems at the front of the store. It will also include two bathrooms, walk-in storage, a food-prep area, shipping and receiving, a staff office and break room, and a bulk foods section. The floors above the Co-op will be occupied by eight apartments.
These renderings mark an important step forward in the Co-op’s construction- the Real Estate Committee scouted over 80 locations before signing the lease at 2031 S. Juniper! Help us begin construction by becoming a member-owner, investing in the Co-op through our Member-Owner Note Program, or making a Capital Campaign donation.
Check out some of Re:Vision's renderings below: