Lewis Completes Eddie’s of Roland Park Renovations
January 25, 2023 – Lewis recently completed comprehensive renovations to Eddie’s of Roland Park—a total transformation to the iconic landmark store. Eddie’s of Roland Park has been an anchor to the Roland Park community for decades and is known for their dedication to high level customer service and quality. To enhance the Eddie’s customer’s shopping experience, Lewis Contractors, in partnership with Ziger|Snead Architects, were tasked to provide a “market-style approach” to modernize the interior of the store characterized by more open space and fresh food on display and a welcoming exterior space more useful to Eddie’s customers. Opened in 1954, and combined with adjacent properties over the years, the existing two-level store has approximately 12,000 GSF with retail and food service preparation spaces on the first floor and additional square footage in the basement levels with storage and support space.
The project included a complete phased renovation of the entire store while simultaneously keeping the store open to the public. Work was divided into multiple phases to maintain operations, with complete transformations of both the sales floor and back-of-house spaces. On the sales floor, LED lights and additional windows were added to better illuminate the interior space, and new energy-efficient refrigeration and freezer cases were added throughout the store. Full-service departments such as the deli, bakery, cheese, coffee, and gourmet-to-go areas received a complete facelift outfitted with new equipment and modernized signage. Shoppers will also now see an expanded salad bar, a centralized wine and spirits department and catering service relocated to near the checkout area for customer convenience. Modifications of the exterior facade include storefront replacements and an expansive, steel cantilevered canopy erected above the main entrance to provide protection from the weather, a shaded place for seating, cart storage, seasonal displays, and a location for outdoor events.
“It has been a pleasure working with the entire Eddie’s team on this transformational project,” said Tyler Tate, P.E., President of Lewis Contractors, “The project was a textbook example of how two family businesses—from very different industries, but with shared values—can partner together to ensure a successful experience.”
Customers who, for decades, have cherished Eddie’s traditional services and recipes now have state-of-the-art amenities to compliment the company’s time-honored charm, as this landmark, multiphase renovation project is completed bringing upgraded features and a polished new look to its 5113 Roland Avenue store.