The Wedge Coop announced to members in a mailing over the weekend plans for three growth initiatives, one of which is the potential for a second Wedge store. This news comes not long after recent announcements by Seward and Lakewinds Coops that they too are planning additional locations.
The Wedge calls its plan “Food, Floor, Store.” The “Food” piece relates to plans for an off-site, commissary kitchen, which will help “meet customer demand for prepared foods and open up more retail space at the store,” according to the coop’s mailer.
The “Floor” phase calls for a major remodeling of the existing Lyndale Avenue store.
Finally, the “Store” initiative would add a second Wedge location. As the mailer states, “For many years, members have requested another Wedge store in their neighborhood. We have members driving from far and wide. A second store will serve these members while helping to alleviate some of the congestion at our current store.” For now, The Wedge says it is looking at compatible locations.
All three phases of the expansion are expected to be completed in the next two to three years, the mailer states.
For more details, visit The Wedge’s website: http://www.wedge.coop/pdf/wedge-big-news.pdf