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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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Oct 23, 2017 Expansion Update

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Oct 23, 2017 10:49:30 AM

OoohWeee, lots of foundation and framing finished last week. So fun to watch the progress – even if at times it makes it a bit noisy and a hint muddy in the store... While there may be some snow showers in the forecast by the weekend, all the projected progress in this week's expansion update has us pumped! #wecantwait

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Oct 17, 2017 Expansion Update

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Oct 17, 2017 4:47:51 PM

Like we mentioned in last week's expansion update, we've now got a new temporary sidewalk/walking path into the store. We're also entering the store through the "old" front door!

We want to remind you that while the receiving area is being worked on so there may be deliveries coming through the same door as customers for a few days. Watch carefully for the changes, and thank you for your patience!

#scalingdownbeforewescaleup
#wecantwait
#downatthevfc 

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Oct 9, 2017 Expansion Update

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Oct 9, 2017 2:31:47 PM

This week there will be more concrete and the creation of a temporary sidewalk for new store access. That means the current entrance will be relocated back to the old doors so the receiving bay area can be prepared. While the receiving area is being worked on, there may be deliveries coming through the same door as customers enter for a few days. Watch carefully for the changes, and thank you for your patience! #wecantwait 

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Oct 2, 2017 Expansion Update:

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Oct 2, 2017 3:51:40 PM

Despite the potential rain forecasted for this week, we're excited about the progress. #wecantwait

Here's what happened last week and what to expect next week.

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Sept 22, 2017 Expansion Update:

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Sep 23, 2017 10:35:12 AM

Digging Deep!  The plumbing...  #wecantwait

Here's what happened last week and what to expect next week.

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Expansion Update March 1, 2017

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Mar 1, 2017 1:23:00 PM

The times they are a-changing!

2017 promises to be a year of intense change for the Co-op. We’ll double our retail square feet and our staff will grow by 40% in a few short years. We’ll likely spend most of this year (and little of next year) in a construction zone to bring new services and more space to our community-owned grocery. We remain committed to our values of creating access to local and sustainable foods, and a flourishing local and cooperative economy. A larger produce area has a direct link to supporting our local farmers and food producers. We reach for a sustainable environment by supporting organic agriculture and choosing equipment that’s energy efficient. New multi-use spaces will give us opportunities to share information on health and nutrition.  Below is a preliinary drawing of the retail floor, changes are still being made, but it will give you an idea of the direction we are going.

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EXPANSION UPDATE: December 4, 2016

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Dec 4, 2016 12:34:00 PM

We're now parking on the new lot!

It seems like a sea of concrete right now, but one of the recommendations from Viroqua City Council’s traffic study was that we maximize parking to take pressure off the streets of our residential neighborhood.Imagine another island around the utility pole and all three islands with shrubs and perennials. Landscaping is also planned for the north side of the lot along Broadway Street next summer. We’re planning an electric vehicle charging station on the north edge. Center Avenue will remain open through the winter.
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