We’re Remodeling!

Posted on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 in General.



Update 11.15.17

Parking Lot Renovations

The parking lot is open again! Thanks for your patience!

We had originally planned to complete the patching and seal and stripe the lot the week of Nov 13 – 19. We completed the patching but our plans to seal the lot changed due to the cold overnight temperatures. The sealing compound does not work well at low temperatures. If we can get a couple days of warm weather nights this fall we will go ahead and finish the work on the lot. If not, we may need to wait until next spring. We’ll keep you posted!

Signage Installation

You may have noticed the new colors in the store along with the silhouette images on many walls. We’ll be continuing to install signage over the next few weeks in November as we work toward completing the renovation. Of course, we will try to keep shopping interruptions to a minimum. Thanks.



Feel free to reach out to general manager Bruce Phlegar, 540-343-5652  or bruce@roanokenaturalfoods.coop



Birds Eye View from Grandin Theatre.

PrintGround level view from Grandin Road.

7 Responses to “We’re Remodeling!”

  1. Ginny Noble says:

    The plans for remodeling look wonderful!
    Love shopping at the Coop and are excited about the fresh new look.
    Any inconvenience will be overshadowed by the great results in 12 weeks!

  2. Nancy Maurelli says:

    It’s going to cost how much?

    • John Bryant says:

      Hey Nancy,
      We are budgeting $680,000 for the remodel. Here’s a link to the letter we mailed to owners along with our 2017 election ballots that includes more info about the remodel.

      • Nancy Maurelli says:

        Thanks, John. I got the letter but thought maybe there was a typo in the number. I am also surprised to read about financing with Freedom First. Didn’t the board and management with-hold from profit-sharing for many years for just such a project as this? Perhaps there are notes from the April meeting I could review?

        • John Bryant says:

          There’s a governance binder in the Grandin store that keeps all of the board minutes. It’s available to owners, just ask a cashier to get it for you. We’ll make copies of any meeting minutes for you, too.

  3. whit bromm says:

    Sorry, but I do not like the exterior look. The dryvit front & split face block side are modern and certainly not in keeping with the historic character of the block. Wish you could have done the front in brick and just painted the side.

    • John Bryant says:

      Thanks for your comments, Whit.
      We tried to keep as much of the character of the original building as we could in designing the remodel while still bringing in some more modern elements. The building was built in 1940 and the original exterior was brick and stucco. There is no split block in our design and the finished product will be the original brick and dryvit (a modern stucco alternative with a similar look to the original).
      – Bruce

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