Subway Added Due to Popular Demand
The opening of a new Express shopping center at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., in 2014, provided some additional choices for service members, especially those who are looking for some quick, convenient and healthy options. The new 6,860-square-foot Express shopping center houses an Express/ Class 6 convenience store, a Subway sandwich shop and a Burger King restaurant with a 25-car drive thru. The Express also offers a Deli Express that includes F’Real Smoothies, Tornados, Java Cappucino, gourmet Icees, breakfast sandwiches and oatmeal, burritos and lunch sandwiches. There is also a food court area where customers can dine.
While the Express/Class 6 and the Burger King were part of the initial plans, the Subway was added later due to customer demand, according to Roberto Montalvo, general manager of the Exchange.
“We did a survey of the Redstone community and one
of the food concepts that most patrons on Redstone Arsenal
wanted to see — their favorite food concept — was Subway.
So, we decided to go with what our customers wanted.” ...
La Mesa Village Community Reduces Water and Energy Usage
According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, more than 37 million people are affected by the ongoing drought in California. And with more than 98 percent of the state enduring moderate or worse drought conditions, local property managers are taking innovative measures to help communities reduce water consumption and increase awareness of sustainable practices statewide.
In October 2014, property management company Monterey Bay Military Housing partnered with Sustain-Ability Solutions, a leader in maximizing water conservation efforts, to upgrade its 708-unit La Mesa Village Community with allnew, high-efficiency kitchen and bath plumbing fixtures from Niagara Conservation with no upfront costs. Together, Monterey Bay Military Housing and Sustain-Ability Solutions provided La Mesa Village residents with drastically lowered utility bills and reduced maintenance issues.
“We are dedicated to offering multi-unit operators with seamless water-conservation solutions,” said Ed Fowlkes, operations manager for Sustain-Ability Solutions. “By teaming up with Monterey Bay Military Housing, we are making major strides in emphasizing sustainable practices within the home and encouraging proper care of a scarce resource not only in California but also nationwide.” ...Read more MONTEREY MILITARY HOUSING GOING GREEN ...