Sep. 29, 2009 at 7:27am
After Thorax's recent post about Bruce Titus in Stadium closing enlightened many of us that Stadium Thriftway will expand into their space there was a party. Last Friday all the local grocery's employees were decked out in construction orange and yellow hard hats to celebrate their new expansion. They had a display with their newly renovated layout that I've annotated for you below.
So what do you think?
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by Joel 413 on 9/29/2009 @ 8:22am
|Not that it's an exact match, but it sure looks like the Proctor Metropolitan Market, except that the deli is where the coffee shop is, and the produce is where the deli is, and it sells food; but it has an angled entrance and the aisles and the counters are aligned like MM and the wine and housewares are in the back... Ok, it looks like any other grocery store. I love this store, and I hope that the bigger layout doesn't lose it's charm.. and they better still have chips and dip samples!|
by Nick on 9/29/2009 @ 9:55am
|Very exciting - love to see local business success stories in such an awful economic climate. Now that I don't live downtown anymore, I don't go as often but I still look forward to watching this progress.|
by L.S.Erhardt on 9/29/2009 @ 10:39am
Right on, Thriftway!
Maybe next they'll buy the upstairs? That would be awesome.
by Erik Hanberg on 9/29/2009 @ 10:47am
|I'm very excited about this. I hear they expect phase 1 of the expansion to be ready by Thanksgiving.|
by JimC on 9/29/2009 @ 4:45pm
|From what I've heard around the neighborhood, Titus has moved their used car sales but the Service Department is staying put - so the second floor of that corner building will remain occupado.|
They're still turning on those hi-powered flood lights every night, though, burning through some major watts to light up empty parking lots. It strangely appropriate - Kevin F, if you read this: you could get some seriously awesome pictures if you go over there after dark - the juxtaposition of the harsh white light, bare asphalt and retro Chevy signage says a lot about the time we live in.
by L.S.Erhardt on 9/29/2009 @ 6:38pm
|What will happen with the twin lots?|
I know what I'd like to see, but will that happen given the economy?
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!