Saturday, May 24, 2008

Bedford Stop and Shop Undergoes Renovation

The Bedford Stop and Shop has recently begin renovations to make the store more inviting. I spoke to Stop and Shop about the renovation. The most noticeable changes will be a larger produce area with new fixtures and an expanded natural food section. They will also be adding a full service meat case which will feature a much wider selection of marinated meats and some prepared foods in an effort to better compete with Whole Foods. Some of the flooring will also be replaced with the new style "wood" laminate. As part of the update, the outside facade will also be replaced with an more modern design. The store will remain open during the renovation.

The exterior facade has chipping paint and is in need of an overhaul.

No changes are expected for the Pharmacy, Dunkin' Donuts or Citizen Bank. The checkouts will stay the same as well. The one change I wish they would make, is having more than one cashier working in the later evening. I have frequently seen 10-20 people in line and only one lane open and the self checkout is closed as well. What's the point of having self checkout if you close it?

In any case, the renovation work is expected to be completed by the middle of July and it is likely there will be some type of "re-grand opening" at that time.


Anonymous said...

Exactly what does staffing have to do with the physical renovation of a building?

Adam Schwartz said...

As part of the renovation, Stop and Shop employees are also getting updated uniforms. The renovation is all tied in to the new look for Stop and Shop. See this article for more details.