Expansion Updates

Phasing in Change

Posted by Jan Rasikas, General Manager on Nov 26, 2017 8:00:00 AM

VFC’s expansion project is in full swing and going well, with no time lost for weather or unplanned issues. As I write this, the concrete needed before the snow flies is poured and the exterior walls are going up, allowing us to imagine in three dimensions the size and shape of our future store. Thank you for your patience with the changes; going down to one parking lot entrance, one bathroom, no bathroom, and the hopping back and forth of location of the main door.

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Nov 22, 2017 Expansion Update

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Nov 22, 2017 7:17:18 PM

Weekly Expansion Update:
Entrance to the store will be changing back to the east side entrance/through the back of the store. We also got our bathroom back this week – and are super thankful for that (#colddarkportapottiesaretheworst)!

We said it last week and we'll say it again: when you get a chance, please note that our wonderful staff is oftentimes working with less-than-ideal changes on a daily basis. It's because #wecantwait for all the great changes coming our way in the next 3-6 months that we try to make the Co-op a great place for you to shop... Thank you, as always, for your patience as we all work through these temporary changes – we are grateful for your support!

Friendly reminder #1: Shopping carts are now located by the bathroom/near produce. 
We're keeping them indoors as long as possible so that they remain dry and pre-heated for your shopping pleasure.
Friendly reminder #2: VFC is open 7am-2pm on Thanksgiving Day.
Every day otherwise, count on us being open 7am-9pm.

#wecantwait #changeistheonlyconstant #downatthevfc

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Nov 13, 2017 Expansion Update

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Nov 13, 2017 6:54:00 AM

Guess what... we've got big changes in this week's expansion update (I bet you guessed correctly; kudos)!

New way to enter into the store (again), Center Ave. entrance open as a driveway (again), no bathrooms for a couple weeks (again), OH MY!

If you get a chance, please note how amazing our staff is at working with such drastic changes on a daily basis. It's no joke – it's a lot to handle some days! But we're doing our best to continue offering the same high level of customer service, and the same products in our store to the best of our ability... Though we thank you for your patience as we all work through these very temporary, but sometimes abrupt, changes. 

Friendly reminder #1: This will all be worth it in the end!
Friendly reminder #2: When we say #gobeforeyougo, we mean the last indoor restroom will be unavailable for a couple weeks (or less if all goes as planned, of course). Please utilize your own facilities before you go grocery shopping, otherwise you get to take advantage of our local, outdoor facilities:
NON-climate controlled porta-potties!

#gobeforeyougo #bathroomtemporarilyunavailable #changeistheonlyconstant #wecantwait

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Nov 3, 2017 Expansion Update

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Nov 7, 2017 4:22:06 PM

Since you've been recently (and temporarily, might we add) rerouted to Broadway Street's entrance, you may not have seen the new sidewalk, pavement driveway leading to the back door, and new sliding doors where we used to load our shipments... In this week's expansion update, minimal details are listed as to how we will be moving the location of the store entrance very soon while Produce is getting a makeover, along with the new Deli Seating Area!

Check out last week's accomplishments here and definitely stay tuned as there will be big (but temporary) changes within the next 7-10 days!

#gobeforeyougo #bathroomtemporarilyunavailable #changeistheonlyconstant #wecantwait

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