IT'S COMPLETE!!! Please stop by and see us and the new
Dec. 23rd - The Building in Complete!!!! I will have to still add
some additional pics at a later date. Please make the effort to come see
us and the new location and thanks again for following our progress
Dec. 15th - My Brother Errol's Birthday (I did not plan
this, I have just been very busy the
last 45 days or so. Our building sould be finished next week. Don't hold your breath, however, I don't want anyone passing out. I
have updated some pictures from over a month ago and I hope to add more pictures
in the coming days. Thanks for following our progress!
Nov. 3rd - Happy Birthday Lisela!!! (Tomorow) - Amazing progress has been
made in the last two weeks. It is a lot more fun when you can see the
progress that is being made. I am very upset, however, because I just
updated this page and my website timed out and lost all of my changes!
Oct. 18th - Sorry, I am getting busier and updates will be more
infrequent. Thank you for being patient. Much has happened above and
below ground some NEW pics are at the bottom of this page!
Sept. 28th - The steel structure is complete and should be painted
tomorrow. The concrete pad is nearly ready to pour as well!!!
Sept. 12th - The building is starting to rise upward. See pics at the
bottom of the page!
Sept. 6th - Sorry I have been busy and took a little for me to
update. See all the newest pics below!!!
August 23rd - Concrete footing and foundation walls have all
been poured! Come and take a look, it's exciting.
August 17th- What a difference a week makes! Concrete footings pour
tomorrow @ 8:30am Come join us and let's make it a party.
August 10th - Whew! - UDOT has a lot of hoops to jump through. I
think that we are ready to start building.
For Your Kitchen - New Location (Permanent)
Coming *November 2011!
*Our current contract with the mall ends Jan. 31st
2012, so we will have 2 stores for a short while. We do not want
2 stores (at this time) but we would consider staying at the mall under
the right conditions (indirectly answered under "common questions" - found
The cat is out of the bag.
Yes, it is official, we (For Your Kitchen) are Building a permanent location for
our Kitchen Store. This was a long and difficult decision that had to be
made and we feel that we have made a very good decision - where we contemplated
many various factors and used our experience over the last nearly 7 years
(October 2011) and many comments and suggestions from our customers to
arrive at our destination.
This was an ever evolving process that really started about 3 1/2 years ago
that changed as we were able to gain more knowledge, experience
and perspective coupled with contemplating the decision over
time. That being said...
Why are you moving? There is not one
simple answer. Primarily, the rent is too high. Our location has
been hard for many potential customers to find (a mall location only accessable
from outside the mall - this does not seem to be intuitive.) The mall has
not been easy enough to work with. It can be difficult for customers to
find parking spots, especially during the holidays. The location limits us
in some additional ways as well (much longer conversation).
In order to stay in business we created a couple
of related businesses that are not location dependent - Kitchenwares sales
(primarily through www.fykitchen.com
Major Appliance sales (primarily to contractors - if you need some large
appliances please call Jerry 801-654-8067, he is our appliance
specialist). This has provided enough sales to currently stay in business,
however, this has presented several new challenges - first, off-site
warehouse space for our major appliances (not convenient for in-store shoppers,
and an additional expense to already high mall rent). Second, our internet/web
sales are all processed in a very small area (about 50 sq. ft. area - 10' x
5' approx.) Since these two aspects of our business, web sales and major
appliance sales, represent over 65% of total sales and are the only
profitable aspect of the business we needed to move the retail (walk-in)
business to give it a chance to become profitable and at the same time
better accomodate the profitable web sales and major appliance sales.
Where are you moving to? (See Map Below) 700
S. 772 E. Clearfield, Utah 84015. Only 3 Blocks West off Exit 334,
This is the same exit that you can see Clearfield High School (West) & Tai
Pan Trading (East) from.
Why not stay in Ogden and move to some place like 25th
street? 25th street had a kitchenwares store (Pan Handler)
who had been in business about 40 years. The owner shut the store down
because he found he could rent his location for more than he could earn running
his own shop. More soon.... too late to finish tonight
Will you still be having your Cooking Classes?
Yes, we will, however, we will be closing our classroom (kitchen)
November 1st. We hope to have the kitchen ready for January. We will
see how things progress, we will have the kitchen ready before we do an
official Grand Opening.
Will you be hiring? Yes, probably late
October/ first of November. We will be hiring seasonally and see how busy
we are to determine if or how many seasonal positions to make permanent.
We will be temporarily staffing 2 locations and will then have to shrink back to
1 location by the first of February.
10 Reasons that you need to come and see
us at our new location:
- Easy to get to: Exit 334 (I-15) Just 3 blocks West!
Parking: 7 feet from the
front door. No more fighting Mall traffic to get a parking spot 50 yards
Location: 2375 sq ft larger! (62% larger) Bigger is certainly not always
better, for us it is partly necessary, partly an opportunity that is better
than the current alternative.
Selection: More room for more products! We are excited to have the ability
to expand our product lines.
Carts: We will be adding shopping carts making it easier to shop.
Quality Kitchenwares: We strive to carry high quality
kitchenwares & major appliances.
Cooking Classes: We make
cooking more fun, come and see! Our
classes have improved and will continue to get better.
to find Kitchenwares: We carry a better selection & products
that other companies don’t care about.
Service: We want to help you. We don't have the most employees but we do a
great job with the few we have.
need customers!!: We are the only dedicated kitchenwares
store between Logan and SLC & we would like to continue to be a source of
high quality and hard to find kitchenwares. Thank You for
helping us survive the ups and downs of starting a new business, economic
changes and our own mistakes and faults over the last 7 years (in October
Address: 772 E. 700 S. (SR193)
Clearfield, Utah 84015 - Just 3 Blocks West of Exit 334
A geotech study found that the lot had uncompacted fill (very
expensive to resolve) an excavation company is currently digging up the fill
dirt and layer by layer compacting the dirt to at least a 95% compaction rate so
we can build without worry of settling.
You can see Clearfield Aquatic Center / Clearfield Junior High
behind our building lot. You can see the compactor in the picture on the
Have you ever seen the inside of a manhole? Well, now
you have (pictured left). Normally sewer lines are run in the road,
however, we found that we had to move the sewer line about 8' to the north so
that the building wasnt built right over the top of the sewer line. The
picture to the right shows the newly buried sewer line. Now we have four
manholes(yes, that correct - 4) on our property and believe me it cost a
lot to put them there.
(Pictured Left) - Wow, you never know what you will dig up, I
think we will keep this one!
(Pictured Right) - For lease sign - along with our location we
will have about 6 small spaces to rent. Believe it or not this will be
less than mall rent. Believe it - IT'S TRUE!!!
Pics are sideways (just tilt your head)
The front of the future building (pictured left)
Back of the future building (pictured right) showing our freshly compacted
dirt freshly dug back up to frame for the footings and foundation walls.
Pictured to the left - you can see how the dirt steps down,
the footings have to be lower on the back and west side of the building because
the dirt slopes fairly steep and the footings have to be at least 30" below
ground to protect against frost.
Pictured right you can see our "wedding colors" as my wife
likes to call them - actually the colors of the different surfaces of the
building. This was created to present to the city for approval.
Pictured Left - Forms for footings on the back of the
Pictured Right - Forms for footings to the front of the
building (you can also see one of the 4 -yes, four- man holes we had to
Pictured Left - Forms for footings with rebar -
front of the building
Pictured Right - Forms for footings with rebar at the
rear of the building
(Left) Pump truck pouring footings for the back footings
(Right) Smothing the concrete - you can also see some of
the rebar (placed after the concrete was poured)
(Pictured Left) Footings after they have dried and forms
pulled off (Look at the massive amounts of rebar) - If we ever have a
massive earthquake I know where I want to be!!!
(Pictured Right) You can see how the footings step down to
ensure that all the footings are below the frost zone. Because
the west side and the back of our building will have a steep
slope the footings have to go lower.
(Left) West Side of the building. The entire building
actually had to shif 6" because of the sewer. Notice the forms for the
(Right) Back of the building. Again you can see the forms for
the foundation wall, but this is a good example of the rebar that they tie
together to reinforce the poured concrete.
(Left) Foundation wall on the
back of the building being poured
(Right) Bolts that will hold the steel building to the
foundation. These are placed into the soft concrete just after pouring
(Left) Tying the rebar together prior to building the forms
for the foundation walls.
(Right) Foundation walls after poured and forms are removed -
This is the front of the building - the parking lot will basically come up the
top of the foundation wall. Also notice the bolts on the top of the
foundation wall, these are what the steel girts will attach to.
(Left) Re filling the area around the footings and
(Right) Compacting the fill dirt. They have done this
about 6 times, I am glad this is not my job - I would feel like the Karate
Kid - "compact the dirt" ... "dig it up"... "compact the dirt" ... "dig it
up"..."compact the dirt" ... "dig it up"...
(Left) Rock retaining wall - Holding back fill dirt against
the foundation wall, about 1/2 way done.
(Right) The large steel structure for the building
arrives. You have got to drive by and watch this thing go up!!!
(Left) Taking the metal structure off of the diesel truck
(Right) Talk about heavy metal! - Look at the back
tires!!! Approx. 8,000 Lbs.
(Left) Corey Malan is the contractor building the building and
Pat McReaken designed and engineered the stucture and site.
(Right) I think that this is a mobile break room. I
imagine that they store ice cream, pizza, tacos and fresh beverages
(Left) Completing compaction after the backfill of the
footings and foundation
(Right) Staging the steel beams for the structure.
(Left) More staging of the steel beams for the building
(Right) Erecting the steel structure for the building. I
like to see this.
(Left) I am so dissapointed - no ice cream, pizza, or
even a fresh beverages inside!
(Right) Erecting the steel structure
(Left) The shorter side of the structure is a section of
spaces that we will be renting out. On the taller side of the structure
you can see 4 of the 5 taller section that we will occupy.
(Right) Hoisting the massive beam into place.
(Left) Continuing work on the roof
(Right) This is Rocky Mountain Powers way for temporarily
creating seperation between our building and the power line (this has since been
(Left) Plumbing for under the concrete floor. Much of
the construction so far has been very uneventful and underground.
(Right) The dirt floor of the building after adding road base,
a couple additional footings (for a possible 2nd floor in the future), plumbing
and compaction has completed now ready for concrete.
(Left) This picture shows a machine that had a laser guided
level allowing this entire floor to be poured in one day as opposed to
(Right) The machine in this picture is used after the concrete has mostly set up and is
used to smooth the surface of the concrete. That is Mr. Corey Malan Himself!
(Left) Concrete floor the day after. They were up
cutting the concrete until 4am. Wow!!! That is dedication. I am
grateful since the concrete would crack in undesireable locations if they did
not cut it this early
(Right) This is a storm water drain and the box had to be
constructed in place! UDOT owns the road in front of the store and has
held up construction with several issues such as this one with the storm water
(Left) The lid for the storm water connection. Again a
(Right) Framing for the sidewalk that will run the
length of the store front.
(Left) This is Mike and Chris, Corey's
right and left hand men. Mike is left and Chris is right
(literally). Working on some of the pipes and storm drain to prepare the
parking lot for asphalt.
(Right) This is the sidewalk in front of the building - Chris
does most of the concrete work on the project.
(Left) October 24th - Hard to believe
that 9 days later we actually have an asphalt parking lot. I would add
pictures but our camera batter lost it's charge.
(Right) One of the several planter boxes that are required by
the city (beautification, I guess) Apparently our building is too ugly in
comparison to the surrounding area. Not only that, but we are required to
plant a forest - 14 trees - to hide the building.
(Left) You can see part of another
planter box - Takes up 2 parking spots! You can also see a scissor lift in the
back ground (these are used a lot.) Also you see the beginings of the
framing for the door and windows - which are now all installed (Nov. 3rd).
(Left) Better view of some of the planter
boxes. I hope we are not too busy as these are taking up someones parking
(Right) The parking lot area is looking better!
(Left) Using the skid loader (why is it
called that?) to bring in fill and to some basic smoothing.
(Right) West side of the building just starting to do stucco
work. Now these guy like to get a job done in a hurry. They bring in
about 18 guys and hit it fast.
(Left) Stucco on the back of the
building. I believe that this is the only time that you will see this side
of the building.
(Right) They put up the window and door frames in less than a
day. I don't know if that is fast but it make a big difference fast.
The parking lot area is close to ready for asphalt. Who's fault? (Lisela
wanted me to ask)
Sorry, It has been a long time (45 days)
since my last updates (Left & Right) Pictures depict framing for columns and
store fronts. Windows and door are starting to be installed and the lot is
being leveled to get ready for asphalt.
(Left) More work on the parking lot
prepatory to the laying of asphalt.
(Right) Asphalt has arrived and being
dispensed into the extremely cool (actually very hot) asphalt smoother machine
thing. (obviously not sure what it is called)
(Left & Right) More parking lot
pictures. Nov. 2nd 2011
(Left) Windows being installed.
(Right) Parking lot stripes
(Left) Framing inside building.
(Right) Stucco begining on the store
(Left) Rough plumbing and rough electrical
(Right) 18 Trees - Are you
serious??? Some laws need to be re-evaluated.
(Left) See the shinny metal on the
walls? That is called hat channed and will be what the sheet rock is
fastened onto. The gentleman in the center of the photo is one of the
electricians who have been on the job site pretty much ever since - basically
the last 45 days.
(Right) Continued progress on the
(Left) Last photo that I will update
tonight (tonight being Dec. 15th - my brother Errol's Birthday) Large
sheets on the lift are actually the rooftop for our building.
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