Family Dollar – South Bend, Indiana

Posted by Admin - November 30th, 2012

In the heart of Notre Dame’s hometown of South Bend, Indiana, a lonely and deserted 12,000 square foot Walgreens store sat for many years, with only the wind and the elements knocking at its front door. A meeting was held on the site in late 2010 and a new Family Dollar location was planned for the property. This would require an immediate renovation of the existing site.

Plans were drawn up and Mark Dunnett’s team at Rosewood Commercial was awarded the project. Rosewood was the best candidate for the job as they are well known for having self-performing labor pools and top field management. Most of the work, minus the electrical and mechanicals, would be done by efficient and highly talented self-performing crews which greatly promised expedited timing of the project.

The contract was a fast track renovation as the Family Dollar team was anxious to occupy and open the new location. The building required extensive sitework, a complete new storefront, various door and window changes, and an entire new roof. The scope of work also required all new utilities, including electrical service, roof top mechanicals and incoming water and drain lines.

The structure’s interior required a complete demolition and removal of all conditions as well as a new floor plate framing plan. The interior space required demising of two additional smaller sized tenant spaces and the creation of vanilla boxes for each tenant. New storefronts, roof-top utilities and complete interior demising walls housed the new spaces with restrooms which completed the smaller tenant spaces.

The Family Dollar store included an attractive retail space, office, restrooms, break-room and storage area. The floor plate was complete with these enhancements, along with ceilings, lighting and distributions meeting all client needs for a successful on-time store opening.

The project progressed according to a tight schedule and was completed with great congratulations from Family Dollar Executives on all expectations being met.

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