CHICAGO, June 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyde Park has a new tenant at City Hyde Park, 5118 S. Lake Park Ave., as the 30,000SF store breaks bread and opens its 26th Chicagoland store this morning.
The new store features a "secret society – intellectual theme" that pays homage to the University of Chicago neighborhood. This is highlighted by a dark blue and brass color-scheme, walnut wood throughout, professors' office doors on restroom stalls, and University symbolism embedded in the décor. The project scope also included installing a sophisticated mechanical system with fluid coolers, VRFs and air handlers.
The underground parking garage and the apartment complex above the store were designed by famed architect, Jeanne Gang.
Prior to today's Opening, Chicago Mayor, Rahm Emmanuel, toured the store, noting the jobs it created and crediting Whole Foods Market with honoring its commitment to be in all parts of the city. Whole Foods is also known for utilizing a number of local vendors to supply their stores with the products highlighting the neighborhood's local flavor and unique or historical traits, as well as supporting the community philanthropically. Tomorrow, Whole Foods will donate a portion of its net sales to the youth bicycle training program, Blackstone Bicycle Works.
This Novak project was led by Director, Steve Bykowski, and included Superintendent, Dan Evans; Sr. Project Manager, Karen Rugh; Project Manager, Mimi Novak; Contract Administrator, Angela Campisi; and, Project Accountant, Mark Weiner.
ABOUT NOVAK CONSTRUCTION
Celebrating its 36th year, Novak Construction (www.novakconstruction.com) is a nationally-recognized General Contractor and Construction Management firm known for its well-rounded portfolio in the retail, industrial, corporate, institutional, healthcare, hospitality and multi-family/mixed-use sectors. Novak Construction is consistently one of Chicago's Top General Contractors.
ABOUT WHOLE FOODS MARKET®
Founded in 1980 in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market (wholefoodsmarket.com) is the leading retailer of natural and organic foods, and America's first national "Certified Organic" grocer. In fiscal year 2013, the Company had sales of approximately $13 billion and currently has over 370 stores in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Whole Foods Market has been ranked for 17 consecutive years as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For in America" by Fortune magazine.
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