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Sunny Days at Wheatsville

Lots of things are happening at our 4001 South Lamar store! From painters to electricians, we've got everyone working hard to help us get to our doors open mid-September. After so many months of planning and care, we're finally rounding the corner into the homestretch and all of us are starting to get really excited. Now that we have our grocery shelves, ceiling tiles and registers in place, it's starting to feel more and more like an honest to goodness store!

One of the most awesome green features at the second store is that we have SO MUCH natural light. We've got a handful of bright skylights, but the bulk of the sunshine directed into the store comes from over 35 Solatubes. These state-of-the-art green "lights" use highly reflective fiber optics to carry sunlight from the outside - inside. They use ZERO energy and act like mini skylights all over the store without making Swiss cheese out of our roof. In fact, the majority of the light you see in the picture below are Solatubes and skylights! The rest of our lights are LED's and will auto-adjust, giving us just what we need, when we need it! So, not only will we have a brightly lit store, but we'll be saving energy for years to come! WOOHOO!