Location: Burnsville, Minnesota
Square Feet: 8,000 S.F. expansion + 15,400 S.F. Remodel
Valley Natural Foods was looking to expand their services by adding an 8,000 square foot expansion to their existing Co-op in Burnsville, Minnesota. Included in the expansion were plans to remodel the existing store and offer new services for it's members. The exterior design focused on keeping the character and aesthetic of the existing facility, while relocating the existing drive thru and loading dock to the West end of the expansion. The parking lot and green space will also expand to the West. The interior design focused on natural tones and sustainable materials, while connecting back to Valley Natural's brand. Wider aisles, updated lighting and finishes give a new sense of quality without losing Valley Natural's personal approach and comfort when entering the store.
Wilkus Architects provided architectural and interior design services from project planning through construction administration. The equipment design and store layout was provided by National Co+op Grocers (NCG) and all branding by Valley Natural Foods. The project team was lead by owner's representative 45 North Group who managed the overall schedule and project management.
About Valley Natural Foods:
"In a world where knowing what’s real about your food keeps getting harder, Valley Natural Foods makes eating responsibly—and truly local—easy. Committed to healthy choices since 1977, we’ve become experts at the sustainable practices and conscious/ inspirational/educational programs it takes for shoppers, member-owners, and food growers and providers in our community to eat and live well together. Open-hearted and accepting, we invite our member-owners and shoppers alike to connect to themselves, each other, and their community to get that sense of fulfillment that comes from finding some place to belong. Our mission is a healthy community and our values are FRESH: Family, Relationships, Education, Sustainability and Health." - Valley Natural Foods
More on Valley Natural Foods' Expansion: https://www.valleynaturalfoods.com/valley-natural-foods-store-expansion/