* Downtown Grocery.com™ is located in an historic storefront on Wausau's Main Street, the former Vullings Floral and Gifts at 607 Third Street. Photos from the re-construction: Week One, Week Two, and Week Eight:
1 Storefront "Temporary" Mural --- Restoration of the storefront retail space starting March 1, 2006. One of the first tasks was to paint a huge mural of vegetables, including a giant pumpkin, on the storefront window. The mural provided a privacy screen (though peepholes were available in the shiny spot of a huge apple), a temporary splash of color, and a hint of the excitement soon to arrive on Third Street.
2 Demolition, Restoration, Construction --- Then we proceeded with the interior demolition, restoration and new construction to convert a flower shop into an "old-fashioned grocery store." We restored the hardwood floor and the original tin ceiling, and painted the original plaster walls with earth tone colors. We added produce coolers, dairy coolers, freezers, wood shelving, cashier stations and a kitchen.
3 The Result --- An interior restoration of an historic Wausau storefront!