Hardcastle Construction Company, Inc. is constructing a new Michael’s arts and crafts retail store in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The store’s building footprint is approximately 18,000 square feet, and construction will consist of cast-in-pace concrete, structural concrete masonry walls and light gauge steel framing bearing on shallow strip and spread footings, and a reinforced slab-on-grade.
Michael’s is North America’s largest specialty arts and crafts retailer, offering its customers party and gift wrapping supplies, art and craft supplies, sewing supplies, framed mirrors and art, arranged silk floral and greenery, and seasonal gifts and decorating items and supplies.
The new Michael’s store will be located on Gary Farms Boulevard, immediately adjacent to Kohl’s and is expected to be open to the public for business in July, 2012. Key project team members include COR3 Design, LLC (Architect). William T. Fuller (Structural Engineer), LeBlanc/Welch (Plumbing and Mechanical Engineers), and H2L (Electrical Engineer), all based in Greenville, South Carolina.