In: In The News

Colorado Real Estate Journal
DECEMBER 17, 2014 – JANUARY 6, 2015
by Jennifer Hayes

Monument-based Scheiner Commercial Group Inc. recently completed construction on L.L.Bean Inc.’s first retail store in the state – and in half the time of a typical L.L.Bean store construction schedule.

L.L. Bean
L.L.Bean’s Park Meadows store represents the westernmost location for the retailer.

Designed by Boston-based Arrowstreet Architecture & Design, the approximately 13,000-square-foot tenant improvement project at Park Meadows in Lone Tree was completed on an eight-week accelerated schedule versus a typical L.L.Bean construction schedule of 16 weeks due to demolition and the building department and South Metro Fire plan review cutting down the schedule.

The space, targeting LEED certification, includes design elements such as the use of log timbers from the 2013 Black Forest fire burn scar to build the kayak gear wall. As well, reclaimed barn boards and Douglas fir were sourced from the Western Slope and used for a variety of design features throughout the store.

“It’s been a privilege to be associated with L.L.Bean’s iconic outdoor brand and retail expansion efforts,” said Joe Scheiner, company principal. “Building this unique facility has been a rewarding and collaborative team effort, including our construction professionals, Park Meadows’ mall management, the city of Lone Tree, South Metro Fire Rescue Authority, the architects and engineers, the site demolition contractor and, of course, L.L.Bean’s construction and management team. We are particularly proud of constructing their first retail store in a state that is synonymous with outdoor recreation, healthy living and fitness.”

“We are very excited to open our first store in Colorado. The opportunities for outdoor recreation are limitless,” Ken Kacere, senior vice president and general manager of retail at L.L.Bean, said in a statement. “Our stores are where the L.L.Bean catalogs and website come to life for our customers. We look forward to introducing Maine to the Mile High City.”
Located next to the dining hall on the northeast side of Park Meadows, 8401 Park Meadows Center Drive, the store represents the westernmost store for L.L.Bean, headquartered in Freeport, Maine. It features an assortment of active and casual apparel and footwear, camping products, winter gear and outdoor gear. The store also includes L.L.Bean’s Outdoor Discovery School, which offers a wide variety of demonstrations, clinics and introductory hands-on activities, such as snowshoeing, kayaking, archery and fly-casting.

Scheiner is a full-serve general contractor specializing in retail, restaurant and office construction from tenant improvements to open-phased remodels, pop-up stores, downsizings/consolidations/closures, ground-up development and build-to-suits.