Remodel Update

Our BriarPatch building is ten years old, and we’ve taken the first steps toward updating the interior and exterior. We’ve grown so much in 10 years, and the number of Owners and Shoppers just keeps increasing. In the last year, we successfully expanding the parking area, added an impressive solar array with shade below, and enhanced our outdoor landscaping. Our Co-op is a cooperative business, with owners who are energetic and willing to make the extra efforts to make this Co-op the best shopping and market experience in our region.

Now it’s time to serve our community even more. This means improving the shopping experience inside the store and on the patio. It also means refining our product choices. Watch for the new aisle signs, and if you can’t find any of your favorite products, we’ll be delighted to find them for you or Special Order for you (if not available in stock). Visit Customer Service – they can show you how, or they will fill in the Special Order for you.


A temporary banner with the new BriarPatch Food Co-op logo replaces our former sign that was removed in June. The new sign at the parking lot entrance (from Sierra College Drive) is already in place.

Results

  • new refrigerated display cases that are the most energy-efficient on the market
  • new refrigerated display case to expand Kombucha selection
  • more space for beverages and other products
  • wider shopping aisles and a wider area behind the registers
  • new express register counters
  • new digital ticket display system and self-ticketing
  • new, energy efficient, bright LED lighting and custom fixtures over customer service and registers
  • improved aisle signs
  • new, large, open and bright customer service counter
  • new floral display area
  • new and improved condiment counter in a new location
  • a more attractive recycle and trash container
  • new paint on walls
  • expanded bakery and deli selection
  • meat and seafood department counter made more attractive – new lighting
  • a new, smooth patio surface (less noisy with the carts)
  • a cart-friendly slope/grade from the store exit to the parking lot
  • new patio furniture and more space for dining and relaxing outside
  • new and improved entry area with safety ‘all weather’ mats – recessed into floor
  • planning new shade areas on the patio
  • planning more of store product and sales, especially produce, to be moved outside – to bring more of the market outside
  • planning more light outside store
  • planning new, more visible, exterior store signs

 

Questions? Feel free to email Margaret in Marketing any time… margaretc@briarpatch.coop