The Willy Street Co-Op’s East store renovation and addition was completed in 12 phases in just 10 months, all while keeping the store open to the co-op’s more than 31,000 members. Shoppers now enjoy a new produce section, gender-neutral bathrooms, improved and expanded entrance and a new community room. The renovation included adding gas-fired pizza oven, upgrading the self-serve hot bar and meat counter and relocating the juice and smoothie bar to the front of the store. The addition made room for a much needed expanded shipping/receiving and storage area. Vogel Bros. and Willy Street Co-Op leadership kept members updated every week on how their shopping would be affected by the construction. Excellent communication and careful planning of the work by the store staff and our on-site crews helped make the renovation a success.