Alexander & Associates LTD

G & G Spanish American Grocery311 Waukegan Avenue Highwood, IL

  • Description

    Interior and exterior remodeling of existing north suburban Spanish American grocery store.

Scope of Services

In 2004 Alexander & Associates, Ltd. was hired by G & G Spanish American Grocery Store to remodel their existing Highwood store.  The City of Highwood began its “Our Town Highwood’s” rejuvenation program to urge all downtown Highwood businesses to preserve the small town character and stimulate economic development for the city.  Funds were contributed by the city to help pay for some of the architectural services that Alexander & Associates, Ltd. provided.  The building’s interior was completely remodeled to include a new cashier station and wire transfer station.  On the exterior of the building, the old stone and cedar shake storefront was removed and replaced with a new limestone and glass-arched storefront.  This change was done to restore the look of the original facade.  The design also incorporated new signage to replace the existing, outdated and overpowering sign and better blend in with the updated store design.  The mayor of Highwood was very impressed with the G & G’s improvements and he currently promotes the remodeled store as a model for other business developments looking to make improvements.