151 East Main Street
Kent, Ohio 44240
Our expansion construction has been postponed until May 2015
Due to higher than expected construction bids and increased requirements from the city, plans for our expansion have been altered and delayed. Bids submitted totalled more than twice the budgeted amount. Our members have asked us to safeguard their investment by not taking on more debt than we can handle. Consequently, the board of trustees met with the architect and asked him to go back to the drawing board. The result is a trimmed-down plan.
Although our planned footprint remains the same, high steel costs prevent us from adding a second floor at this time. The addition will still add 800 square feet to the store, and allow us to add new coolers, checkout lanes, and reconfigure the sales floor. We have re-opened bidding on the construction and fundraising for the expansion will continue. Store profits continue to be placed in savings to pay for the expansion.
The final phase of the expansion will create a new front entrance and improve the facade, with help from the City of Kent's Facade Improvement Program. We are excited about the expansion and appreciate your continued support!
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