Jan. 28, 2010 at 7:22am
The new layout of Stadium Thriftway is coming together but still a work in progress. I stopped by the other day for some flowers and snapped a few pics of what's new. Follow along from the diagram I previously posted if you want!
Looking toward the area the store is expanding into. Previously, there wasn't much beyond that beer case on the left.
Frozen food cases (left) and a significantly expanded wine section.
Looking toward the new meat case and butcher area.
Looking back into the "old" store area where the produce sits in a temporary spot before the aisles are rotated 90 degrees in the final configuration.
Previously on KFnet: Stadium Thriftway's New Layout, 9/29/2009
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by NineInchNachos on 1/28/2010 @ 7:55am
|we noticed this driving home from stadium video having stopped in for an emergency diaper purchase (where are the diapers!?)
great photos kevin!
by wildcelticrose on 1/28/2010 @ 8:36am
|It's been fun to watch (and not particularly disruptive unlike the Proctor Safeway remodel)
I was very happy to discover that the wine section is more spread out. No more cramming into a tiny space, unable to move or look at anything if even one person was also trying to look at wine. (and so much fun to try to say "Excuse me" to the guy wearing ear buds cranked up so high he can't hear anything)
by jenyum on 1/28/2010 @ 9:20am
|Now they have room for gluten free beer.
Which they should carry.
by izenmania on 1/28/2010 @ 9:56am
|...which I believe I saw there, actually.
I may be misremembering. I definitely saw some at Top Foods the other day, and that might be what I'm thinking of, but I think Stadium had some, as well.
by Erik on 1/28/2010 @ 10:09am
|Nice looking spacious remodel.|
by ixia on 1/28/2010 @ 10:32am
|If you check store details on the Safeway website, you will find the Proctor location listed with bakery in the lead; the hilltop location is listed with liquor in the lead. I used to compare prices on produce in the two locations and found hilltop to be more expensive with lesser quality. Such disregard for less affluent neighborhoods has made me stay away from Safeway alltogether.|
by Emilie has one foot on shore on 1/28/2010 @ 10:33am
|@Jenyum: Yes! They do carry GF Bard's Beer *usually* if not always.
Every time I buy it, I make sure to say something along the lines of: "Thank you for carrying this. Please tell your buyers this is one of the reasons I come here."
And then I ask them to PLEASE carry better GF bread. (The frozen stuff is only good if you toast and butter the heck out of it, and I'd rather not drive to a specialty store in UP.)
And, @izenmania, you're right, you can also pick up Redbridge GF beer at other places, like some Top Foods or Safeway.
by Nick on 1/28/2010 @ 12:13pm
|Nice! It's been really exciting to see this progress. I love seeing local businesses grow, especially in times like these.|
by Jesse on 1/28/2010 @ 3:19pm
|Thanks for the photos Kevin!
I used to shop there when I lived in the area. Expensive but convenient. I may make a special trip soon just to check out that wine section. Giddy-up!
Although I have another home on the web I thought it might be nice to lead by example a bit and put this blog system up to the test myself.
So far, so good... Funny how I build web tools for other people that are far better than the one's I have setup over on KFnet.
Hey Clear Channel, Clean Up Your Crap!