Good Foods Grocery has started a $1 million-plus expansion and renovation project | Business News

This is the second major expansion that Good Foods Grocery has undertaken since Caffery founded the store in 1985. He doubled the size of the store in 2012 by taking over space to the right of the entrance.

One of the biggest changes in his latest project will be adding new environmentally-friendly refrigerated cases to replace the old ones. The new cases also will be moved around in the store.

It is a big capital investment to add the new 17 SoloChill units made by Hillphoenix, he said, but it is a necessary expense. “I have been fortunate that I can afford that and I have been saving the money for this.”

The current freezer and refrigeration cases need to be replaced. “We’re losing product because of the old refrigeration units,” he said.

After the wall between the current store and expanded space comes down, it will take about two months of moving departments, cases and shelving around. “It will be like a jigsaw puzzle moving things around,” he said.

Caffery hopes the expansion and renovation project will be completed by November.

That could be around the time when Trader Joe’s opens a location in the same shopping center. The popular The California-based chain will take about 15,000 square feet of space of the former Martin’s Food Markets grocery store. It hasn’t given an opening date.

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