Major renovations are underway inside Mt. Airy’s Weavers Way store. The food co-op at 559 Carpenter Lane has been closed since July 12 and is scheduled to re-open August 31. A smaller temporary store has been set up next door during this period.
NewsWorks had a chance to see how things looked this week and the Weavers Way you know is gone. The only thing that remains is the “Signs of Mt. Airy” poster hanging above the staircase.
In May, Weavers Way General Manager Glenn Bergman told co-op members that the renovations will be done over the summer because that’s when business drops. While the floorspace will remain the same, Weavers Way hopes renovations, he said, should improve co-op’s efficiency and that should lead to a ten percent boost in overall sales.
Customers are being encouraged to shop at Weavers Way’s temporary mini-store now in the administration office at 555 Carpenter Lane. On the street in front, the Co-op is selling its fresh produce under several large white tents.
Weavers Way spokesman Jon McGoran says the Weavers Way store in Chestnut Hill location is seeing higher than expected sales. Part of the reason is likely the Co-op’s free shuttle service available between the store’s two locations.
Editor: This story was revised to reflect that Weavers Way continues to operate a store in Mt. Airy during the renovations.
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