Project Profile

Michigan Supply & Provisions

Community + Entertainment, Retail

A New Kind of Experiential Retail

Retail Dispensary Renovation

Sachse Construction renovated an existing banking building into a new retail dispensary – Michigan Supply and Provisions on Grand River Avenue in Detroit, MI. The renovation of the 3,000 square foot space included interior and exterior improvements comprised of demolition with asbestos abatement, the installation of a cement board metal paneling system for the façade, new landscaping, and unique finishes. The exterior received a high-security fiberglass Kalwall system as well as a new glass entryway.

The store’s interior features a polished concrete floor, exposed reclaimed barn wood paneling on the walls, high-end fixtures and millwork, and interactive technology for customers. A former bank vault was converted to a storage space with a custom steel door. The existing vault door was welded in place as a decorative feature.

The Michigan Supply & Provisions project provided an opportunity for Sachse Construction and Ascend Wellness Holdings to work collaboratively throughout the construction process, as design adjustments required a strong team synergy. Necessary redesign of some mechanical and electrical components led to daily coordination with key trade partners. The use of PlanGrid was important to rapidly communicate approved adjustments among the client, architect, trade partners, and Sachse Construction. The landscaping portion of the project was completed with a design-build approach. The team assessed the exterior upon its completion and strategically placed planters that were installed to guard against potential automobile accidents and damage to the building, given its proximity to a busy main thoroughfare.

One of the biggest challenges faced by the team was the building’s deteriorating status, which primarily affected the building’s MEP system. Performing a thorough site investigation, the Sachse Construction team determined that all new electrical was required, including fresh utility tie-ins. The construction and design teams worked together to make the necessary adjustments to accommodate the new electrical scope while keeping the project on schedule.

Expedited permitting also played a key role in the success of the project. With the use of Sachse Construction’s permit expediter, the team was able to efficiently ascertain a number of permits quickly for demolition, core and shell, and interior fitout, allowing work to commence promptly. The project was completed on time and within budget.