Major construction is underway at the GreenAcres Market near the southwest corner of 21st and Maize Road.
Last year, after GreenAcres owners Barb and John Hoffmann purchased the Wichita Whole Foods Association stores, they rebranded them and made them look like their original store in Bradley Fair.
Now, the Hoffmanns are expanding the west-side GreenAcres from 6,000 square feet to 10,500 square feet.
Project manager Dan Cameron says that’s allowing the store to add about 1,500 new grocery items.
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Remodeling started last month. The first phase expanded grocery areas. For instance, the frozen and refrigerated areas have doubled in size, and the meat area is substantially expanded.
There are still new bathrooms and offices still to go in that phase.
Phase two will include new flooring for the older part of the store, a quadrupled produce section and the addition of an 8-foot probiotics cooler, a 12-foot grab-and-go case and a 12-foot case for drinks.
The second phase will be done by Sept. 10.
Phase three will be a new deli, which will open by the end of September.
There also will be a new cafe area.
While construction wraps up, Cameron is offering customers free cookies and lemonade.
“It’s sort of a nice distraction from all the banging around and … temporary walls.”