Our unofficial PhinneyWood photographer, Mike Veitenhans, got a tour of the new Ken’s Market space today and took a bunch of photos. The store’s soft opening is slated for Wednesday.
Here store co-owner Scott Giles lugging stuff into the new front door.
And here’s the other store co-owner, Bill Stamey, stocking shelves.
Here’s a small version pan of the new store. Click here to see a larger version.
Here’s what he had to say about it:
Ken’s Market was closed today (Tuesday) so employees could move stock from the old store to the new and workers could put the finishing touches on the new store in time for the grand opening tomorrow at 6 a.m. Building owner Ken Giles gave me a “cook’s tour” of the new store, including the new offices, employee break room and conference room at the back of the store above the retail space. According to Ken, a deck will be built on the roof next to the offices for employees to enjoy a peek-a-boo view of Green Lake during nice weather. I asked Ken when remodeling of the old remaining store would be complete. He said the contractor thinks by the end of the year. However, anticipating the surprises that always come with a remodel, Ken’s not counting on having the old space done before the middle of February 2010.
Photos include Ken’s son Scott Giles and son-in-law Bill Stamey, store owners, and a 180 degree view I stitched together from multiple photos.
Here’s some closer looks at the inside of the new store:
And here’s Ken inside the old store: