Five Shaw’s Supermarkets reach waste milestone
West Bridgewater, Mass. — Five Shaw’s Supermarkets in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont, have reached a major environmental milestone in the company’s “zero waste” program by diverting over 90% of all store waste from local landfills.
The environmental impact of the five stores has been significant:
- In November 2010, the stores were generating an average of 745 lbs. of waste each day per store.
- Today, each store is averaging just over 200 lbs. of landfill waste per day, a 268% reduction in total landfill waste resulting from these stores.
Shaw’s has eliminated 1,257 full garbage truck trips annually to the landfill.
The goal of the Shaw’s zero-waste program is to eliminate landfill waste from operations. The program places a significant emphasis on each store’s ability to maximize recycling, food donations, organic composting and overall waste reduction. Additionally, every Shaw’s location is diverting all of its organic materials, soft plastics, hard plastics, and all of its paper and cardboard.
Hodgdon Group completes Ashley Furniture project, launches Total Wine construction
Laguna Hills, Calif. — The Hodgdon Group said it has completed construction on the conversion of a Circuit City building in Laguna Hills, Calif., for the grand opening of an Ashley Furniture HomeStore on Friday, April 20.
The former Circuit City building was expanded to make way for a fully remodeled 51,000-sq.-ft. retail building, which includes the new 33,000-sq.-ft. Ashley Furniture HomeStore plus Total Wine & More in the remaining 18,000 sq. ft.
A 4,000-sq.-ft. Chick-fil-A restaurant with a drive-thru will be located on an outparcel. Total Wine & More and Chick-fil-A are expected to open early summer.
This is the 13th Ashley HomeStore to be completed by the Hodgdon Group.
Phase II of Shoppes at Fox River welcomes new tenants
Milwaukee — The Milwaukee office of Opus Development Corp. announced that T.J Maxx, Ulta Salon, Rue 21 and Charming Charlie’s will be the first tenants in the second phase of its Shoppes at Fox River retail development in Waukesha, Wis.
Phase II development will break ground in April and, when fully built-out, it has potential to total 150,000 sq. ft. The first development in Phase II will include more than 47,000 sq. ft. of retail space on six of the approximately 18 acres of developable land adjacent to the existing Phase I buildings. The first Phase II development will include T.J. Maxx, Ulta, Rue 21 and Charming Charlie’s.
Phase I of The Shoppes at Fox River was opened in July 2009, with the final construction completed in September 2010. It includes about 273,000 sq. ft. of retail space. Currently, Phase I is 97% occupied, including a 132,000-sq.-ft. Target and a 60,000-sq.-ft. LEED-Silver certified Pick ‘n Save grocery store.