Delivery Method: Design-Build
Owner: PriceRite Supermarkets
Total Size: 35,000 SF
Price Rite Supermarkets operates retail grocery stores throughout the Northeastern United States. This is the second project that VIP Structures has built for the grocery retailer, making it the 61st store within their chain of supermarkets.
VIP Structures partnered with Jubilee Homes of Syracuse, a nonprofit affordable housing organization that has been working for many years to lure a supermarket to the South Avenue area of the city. A key driver in this project was the utilization of a local labor force that represented the neighborhoods the market serves. This was not a project requirement. However, VIP took the lead in promoting the use of minority and low-income workers to work directly on the job site, a much bigger commitment than government regulations require.
Upon completion of the project, VIP published a report titled “Building Communities: A Case Study of the Initiative to Increase Local Hire and Minority Participation in Construction of the South Ave. Syracuse Price Rite,” which details how the company was a driver in obtaining the minority work force and the tools they needed.
VIP performed architectural design and construction on the 35,000 SF, $3.5M project. Construction began in July 2016 and was finished by May 2017.