City Market remodels Glenwood store
Glenwood Springs correspondent
Aspen, CO Colorado
GLENWOOD SPRINGS ” Shoppers may find they’re spending extra time at the City Market in Glenwood Springs these days. That’s because the 22-year-old supermarket is undergoing extensive remodeling.
The work began in September and is scheduled to be completed in December. The cost of the project was not disclosed by City Market executives.
“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.”
Doherty said 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 the current one will be the most significant that the store has ever received.
City Market executives are positive that shoppers will be pleased with 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 excited about the changes.
Doherty indicated that the newly remodeled store will include a full-service butcher’s block with specialty-cut meats, a full-service seafood department and an expanded salad bar. In addition, the project involves expanding the existing 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 also will include a photo lab for customers to print digital photographs while shopping. The entrance also is 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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