Sprouts Farmers Markets is one of the fastest growing retailers in the country offering healthy fresh, natural and organic foods. Nelson-Rudie was hired for structural, mechanical and electrical designs services for grocery stores across the country.
The Sprouts stores were prototypical but required shell modifications to fit the local architecture and footprint restraints in each location. Some stores were stand alone and others had multiple tenants tied into each side of the building. We designed 12 new grocery stores and five remodels in 11 states ranging in size from 28,000 to 30,000 square feet. Most of the stores were constructed with a metal roof deck and steel bar joists and girders supported by 8-inch masonry walls and steel tube columns. Although prototypical, each store had its own unique challenges.