Liberty Foods Center has made six figures worth of energy-efficient improvements to its store in the University neighborhood.
The $128,000 project allowed the supermarket to put on a new roof, upgrade its refrigeration equipment and add insulation. Liberty Foods Center also received a $32,000 grant from the city's SmartBuilding's
program to make the building as energy efficient as possible.
"It's five inches of insulation," says Najai Bahoura, owner of Liberty Food Center
. "It's going to save a lot of money."
Bahoura and his family bought the grocery store at 10620 W. McNichols St, between the Lodge Freeway and Marygrove College
, in 1984. They have been making improvements to the building consistently since the acquisition, including a $700,000 upgrade in 1993 and $250,000 in improvements in 2004.
"We have spend a lot of money on our business since 1986," Bahoura says.
Source: Najai Bahoura, owner of Liberty Food Center
Writer: Jon Zemke
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