Cartveyors–Tested and Approved for Use

Work is near completion on all vertical transportation equipment at the new multi-story building in Homewood, Alabama. Factory reps were onsite this week for final testing of the first Cartveyor system in Alabama. This store is equipped with both up and down directional units. They will  take shopping carts down to the parking deck level as Guests ride next to their carts on the escalators.  This system will also allow return carts to the sales floor area.

Elevator and escalator  installation is near completion and final state inspection is scheduled for next week.

In Starbuck’s and Food Avenue, cash registers are being installed and furniture is set into its position. Stainless steel and glass handrails were also completed this week.  Final cleaning crews are scheduled for next week.

At the parking deck level, special metal ceiling grid tiles are set into place, giving the entrance area at the rear of the Atrium a special look.

Atrium Finishes Move Forward

Installation of the unique Julius Bloom Glass hand rail system moved forward this week with the arrival of the tempered glass and stainless steel handrail and base trim. This hand rail system will allow an unimpeded view of our multi-story atrium.

Installation of the EAS System (electronic article surveillance) was completed and tested this week. This system is a technological method for preventing shoplifting.

Additional elevator installation personnel arrived this week as trim-out and final control wiring is completed. Store fixtures arrive daily. Crews worked in the store team management offices, as well as well as the sales floor areas. Electrical crews followed as fixtures are released for final wiring.

In the parking deck, stripping and parking signage installation nears completion.

Fixture Work Progressing

On the outside of our special Target building in Homewood, final paint is ongoing at the entrance atrium and landscape furniture is being set into place. Exterior lighting is being is being trimmed out and turned on.

Inside, on the Target retail level, fixture crews are hard at work. Merchandise shelving is popping up and the final aisles are starting to form on the sales floor. Stock room shelving is also being built. Food Avenue/Starbucks signage is going up and customer tables and chairs are being set into place.

In the atrium, elevator cars are being assembled and tested, Target signage is in place and the glass hand rails are scheduled for installation next week. Entrance lighting is complete and being tested. Ceiling grid panels installation at the parking deck is ongoing and should be completed  next week.

The last of the Target “big red traffic control  balls”  were set in place along with “way finding” signage.

Target Fixture Crews Onsite and Well Underway

Target fixture crews arrived on schedule and have moved forward with little break for the holidays. Work is well underway and electrical crews are coordinating with power and lighting installation as fixtures are made available.

Final equipment installation is ongoing at Food Avenue and Starbucks, with plumbing and electrical connection near completion. Elevator doors and frames have been installed, which has allowed final wall finishes to move forward.

Interior Target Signage installation is ongoing in the atrium as well as wayfinding signage in the parking deck. Ceiling grind installation is complete at the parking deck entrance to the atrium, and above ceiling work is ongoing. Our goal is for a ceiling cover-up in this area next week.


Store Fixturing Begins Monday

Sales floors have been cleared, swept and protected for the beginning of store fixturing, scheduled to begin on Monday, December 17th. Refrigerated case installation is now complete, and “soft” start-up will also begin on Monday.

Food Avenue casework and equipment installation nears completion. Starbucks is officially announced with signage installation. Elevator installation progressed this week, with the setting of doors and frames.

Atrium trim-out to escalators and Cartveyors is ongoing. Rear entrance storefront was completed. Remaining automatic doors will be installed the early part of next week. Parking deck specialized ceiling grid placement progressed as well.


Atrium and Parking Deck Entrances–High Priorities

Construction activities draw to a close at the upper level retail area as we prepare for store fixture activities to begin Dec. 17th. Installation of the food service equipment has started, while work at the atrium and parking deck continues.

Sheathing of atrium exterior ceiling moved forward this week after the installation of the redesigned parapet trim metal. Metal stair installation and concrete pours were completed this week as Cartveyors and Escalator installation was a prerequisite. Framing and sheetrock finishes to these structures is ongoing.