State Street Remodel
This summer, Outpost in Wauwatosa will be getting a “refresh” to to increase the ease of flow through the departments at the front of the store as well as update some of the store’s backroom functions. Work will begin in early June and will wrap up by summer's end. Shopper's should expect full access to everything they need during the construction phase.
Here is what we're planning
A completely new look – brighter, bolder colors, wild patterns, fun new signage, a colorful entry vestibule, polished concrete floors...and more
A new café lineup with a larger, lower easy to access service counter and expanded offerings in our grab and go department
Completely new coolers throughout the entire department which will save energy and improve traffic flow in the area
An expanded line of plant-based foods
More convenient ready-to-cook ingredients
A larger "hot and go" unit for chicken and other hot entrees
A larger, easy to shop cheese selection
More freezer space
More refrigerated beer along with expanded wine and craft liquors
An expanded building in back to increase backroom freezer and storage space, and additional prep space for our prepared foods up front
And well – more!
And yes, we will be OPEN during the remodel and expansion.
Our local construction partners
We are once again keeping it local working with our friends at MSI General to shepherd the process and the talented team at Retailworks, Inc. to imbue our store with color, design and beauty. READ MORE
What's happening this week | October 6
We're in the home stretch! You will be totally FLOORED when you see the new floor. Which is actually the original concrete floor ground down and polished to shine! Also, finishing touches are happening on decor. Gorgeous colors and textures. See if you can spot the UFO!
Behind the scenes work is happening on a new freezer. While that is going on, the last of the new grab & go coolers will be put in place in the cafe area. Slowly but surely food located on temporary display racks is making its way to its new home.
We're almost done!
What's happening this week | Sept 16
We're burning the midnight oil with after hours work involving the flooring. Make way for a beautiful polished concrete floor, beginning in the main section when you walk in and eventually throughout the whole store.
New finishes, paint and paper continues to go up on the walls and in the aisles. Clouds have been added to the foyer for an easy breezy feeling.
What's happening this week | Sept 1
The construction phase is beginning to wind down. We have checklist items in place:
- By Thursday, the cart corral in the vestibule will be complete. Yee haw! Saddle up!
- Behind-the-scenes with plumbing
- We're hanging the new doors at our dock (aren't you excited??)
- A new spot in back for our produce team will be ready for, well, produce!
Our merchandising team has been busy like a family of wild beavers re-setting aisles and new equipment. Lots of little bottles, boxes, packages and so on. If you happen to catch one of them in action, thank them for their hard work.
What's happening this week | August 25
Get a load of this - our newly reconfigured loading dock is now OPEN for truck traffic once again! Hooray!
Behind the scenes work continues in our new dairy cooler addition. And speaking of new, how about the new cases in the café. Pretty snazzy if we do say so.
Our produce team will be happy to know that work in their new prep area is just about done. Lettuce all be grateful.
Check out the remodel board next time you shop!