Progress: February 1 – February 14, 2020 Started foundation excavation Installed form footings and set rebar for foundation walls Poured first foundation wall Completed geopier work Repaved bike path Up Next: February 15 – February 28, 2020 Continue foundation excavation and pouring walls
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Our co-op officially broke ground on a 6,700 square-foot expansion of our current building in December. Construction will continue through the summer of 2020, with plans for our co-op to remain open for business during the project.
Read the latest updates on the expansion below.
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Member-Owners of our food co-op may be familiar with the governance practice your board uses known as Policy Governance. Here’s a refresher, just in case. Member-Owners of our co-op elect and empower our board to act and make decisions on your behalf that are in the best interest of our enterprise. Your board is accountable […]
Progress: January 20 – January 31, 2020 Prepped site for installing geopiers to stabilize the soil and create foundational support Finished work to relocate gas line Re-opened bike path Up Next: February 1 – February 14, 2020 Start foundation excavation Repave bike path Form footings and foundation walls Begin installing geopiers
Progress: January 6 – January 17, 2020 Installed ground heater Moved dirt to bring site to sub grade Continued work to relocate gas line (small section of the bike path had to be temporarily closed) Up Next: January 20 – January 31, 2020 Prep site for installing geopiers to stabilize the soil and create foundational […]
Progress: December 16, 2019 – January 3, 2020 Set up a project trailer and office at the far end of the lot for John Lawlor, our project superintendent from Harvey Construction Closed off our cafe door and installed fence around the expansion area Relocated gas line that currently lies within the project area Began removing […]
We want to thank our 3,409 Member-Owners, shoppers, staff, vendors, and the whole community for helping Monadnock Food Co-op reach an incredible milestone in December: the groundbreaking of our expanded community-owned grocery store in downtown Keene. Also notable, we officially transitioned from renting our property to being its owner. I am incredibly grateful to our […]
Our Progress: Held our Groundbreaking Event on Saturday, December 14 (thank you to all who could join us during this busy time of year) Closed on all financing needed to cover all construction, renovation and equipment costs Completed purchase of current building and land for our expansion Relocated landscape bushes and shrubs for safe-keeping and […]
I recently went to our co-op to pick up the turkey and pie I had ordered for Thanksgiving dinner with my family. It was Wednesday afternoon and the store had been running at full tilt since the previous Saturday. Despite the business, everyone, staff, and shoppers all, seemed to be relaxed, happy to be there, […]
We invite you to our Groundbreaking Event on Saturday, December 14, 2019, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The event will take place outside the co-op, on the east side of the building (at the site of the expansion). Enjoy hot drinks (cider and hot chocolate) and housemade cookies to celebrate this important milestone. Be […]
Once again, a huge thank you to all who helped with our Member Loan campaign. Our final total came to $1.28 million. It’s always impressive to see how our community comes together to support our co-op. Our expansion project is progressing extremely well, but so many pieces need to come together to get it off […]