Keeping it Fresh: Jerry's Foods and KA
WOODBURY, MN From its natural stone entrance to its abundance of specialty foods and drink, the new Jerry's Foods complements the comfortable lifestyle of east metro Woodbury, Minnesota. Beneath that exterior of ease, though, there's a lot of hustle to stay on top of this highly dynamic, upscale retail grocery industry; and KA is helping the client keep its competitive edge.
The Woodbury project, a 64,916-square-foot Jerry's Foods grocery store with an attached 6,369-square-foot liquor store, opened April 19, 2015, at 7760 Hargis Parkway. The store is Jerry's first grocery in Woodbury, and its fourth in the Twin Cities, Minnesota, area. Yet the impact of Jerry's on the region's grocery industry goes far beyond the stores bearing Jerry Paulsen's name.
Since 1947, when Butcher Gerald (Jerry) Paulsen began a grocery market on the west side of town in Edina, Minnesota, his business has grown to become one of the market leaders in the region. Today, Jerry's Enterprises operates dozens of groceries in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Florida under several banners, including Cub Foods, County Market, Save-a-Lot, and Jerry's Foods.
Jerry's Enterprises has been doing business with Kraus-Anderson for more than 30 years. In the past 15 years, Kraus-Anderson has performed more than a hundred projects for the client, ranging from minor repairs and installations to total store remodels, new store construction, and store conversions; as well as projects for Jerry's Hardware and at its corporate offices. Jerry's is also a KA tenant, operating a Cub Foods store and Jerry's Do it Best Hardware at Valley West Shopping Center in Bloomington, Minnesota.
Designed by Architectural Consortium, LLC, the Woodbury store pushes the design envelope in several directions.
A high-low roof structure which steps up to the second-floor, providing an expansive feel
Clerestory window feature reaching from the front to the back of the store, providing natural light
A Radius stairway to the mezzanine
Seating area with a natural-stone-shrouded fireplace
Polished aggregate concrete floor
A 1,500-square-foot, mezzanine-level community room that can be sub divided into two separate rooms; perfect for public meetings or sports teams gathering from nearby Bielenberg Sports Center
Walkout outdoor patio is off of the mezzanine level