Pacific Builders is proud to have been the builder selected for the long anticipated new Eureka Natural Foods Store in Eureka. Pacific Builders worked with the owner of Eureka Natural Foods and Architect Philippe Lapotre in planning the project, which allows Eureka’s primary source of organic food to offer a greatly expanded selection of food supplements, herbs and vitamins. The new store also offers an expanded deli and an espresso service.
The new 30,000 plus square foot building houses the 27,500 square foot store and three separate lease spaces, including a salon, an emergency veterinarian and a U.S. Cellular outlet. The shell of the building is constructed of a pre-engineered metal building supplied by Garco Metal Buildings of Spokane, Washington. The exterior façade is a blend of stucco, tile, horizontal siding, and tile roofing.
Pacific Builders and the design team worked together to develop the most economical solution for addressing the poor bearing capacity and potential liquefaction of the soils, as the project location is near Humboldt Bay. The solution was to install 108 pilings to an approximate depth of 25 feet, to support the structure above.
One of the signature design elements is the nearly eight feet in diameter stained-glass globe installed above the stores’ main entry. The stained glass work was designed and constructed by Dean Hubbard of Northwest Glazing