The grocery industry is changing. We see the full-service stores in rural communities to suburban stores, the multi-level stores in densely populated downtown areas, and now, there’s a new wave shaking things up: smaller-format, fresh grocery concepts. Save Mart, the parent company of Lucky Supermarkets, says it has found shoppers are turning to more specialty stores instead of the traditional grocery stores of a decade ago. Like many architects, store planners, and project managers throughout North America, Lucky’s has recognized the value and benefits of utilizing Coast 2 Coast during the due diligence and planning phases. Working with the Lucky Supermarket construction and design teams, as well as the engineering and architecture groups, Coast 2 Coast tailored a multi-site program that captures all aspects of the building in a concise set of drawings.
The customized approach for establishing scope, adjusting field processes, and even determining the deliverable format, has allowed the owners to align pre-design building intelligence before an on-site visit and sidestep delays that are inevitable when coordinating schedules across multiple professional organizations. The end product is one that fully describes the starting point of the project. Since Coast 2 Coast is not part of the design or construction process, there is no bias about the building’s construction as the survey team gathers intel. At each site, professional surveyors complete CAD drawings while on-site – every structural element is verified, comprehensive mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) details are documented, fire protection, security lighting, and ADA compliance matters recorded, and a full photographic inventory completed. Throughout a program, our in-house Project Manager monitors daily activities; maintains communication with field teams; and keeps the Lucky’s team apprised of project status. Coast 2 Coast is proud to be part of that team and Lucky’s ongoing expansion.