Five years ago, Vee's executive, Randy Adek, walked into a hotel in Miami and saw the innovations he thought would work at the grocery store chain --
A public restroom.
Hy-it has opened every big store since 2012
Vee has built at least nine separate restrooms, joining the vanguard of a design movement that has gained momentum even before the trans-gender restroom became a political controversy this year. Big, multi-
Booth bathroom, as we know-
Often dirty and uncomfortable for many people
It's borrowed time.
Shoppers Samantha Chavez said outside the bathroom of Hy, a suburban Twin Cities: "Choose a door, any door
During a recent visit.
"I can work with all the kids in the bathroom with me, it's private. ”Single-
User restrooms reduce the waiting time, relieve the social pressure felt by shy people in public restrooms, and solve the problems faced by parents and the opposite side
Sexual caregivers wait for their allegations and remove disputes about where transgender people should go.
The owner of the Southern cafe of Minni aporiz and a transgender person said, single
Most people like to use the bathroom.
"I spoke to a man in charge of his mother because she broke her hips and the mother was with her young son and they didn't want to send them to the men's toilet, she said. “Multi-
The user bathroom will make it difficult for all kinds of people to use.
"Restaurants and hotels have led the trend, sometimes in response to cost and space issues, but also because of competitive pressures to create unique services.
More and more enterprises and public institutions are catching up.
The two largest public restroom operators in Minnesota, the University of Minnesota and Minneapolis-St.
Paul International Airport is transforming them to provide more comfort and privacy when nature calls.
The university is changing the logo and adding locks on about 450 existing single logos
User restrooms previously designated by gender so that anyone can use them.
"When we're done, about 25% of the campus restrooms will be gender --
Neutral, "said Dave Heaton, senior director of facility management at the University.
"The general trend is to include more single
User restrooms for future buildings and major renovations.
"The airport began to overhaul the toilets in 2012 and plans to spend $12 million over the next three years to make the toilets more attractive.
In many existing restrooms, large compartments for wheelchairs --
Barrier Free will be a bigger space with its own doors, toilet and sink.
The airport will also mark the new "family" restroom as a simple "restroom" designated by a logo with symbols for women, children, men, transgender people and wheelchairs. Single-
The user bathroom may eventually become a bigger part of the airport renovation.
Jens Rothausen said: "As people get used to them elsewhere, they will start asking for them
Vange, senior assistant to Alliance, Minni aporith construction company, and co-
Author of airport washroom design guide.
"The restroom is the biggest customer service issue for the airport to receive complaints," he said . ". Shoppers at Hy-
Vee's new supermarket can see the future in action.
In the new Twin cities
There are four women in regional stores
User restroom with private toilet, sink and lock door.
There are also four men, with a toilet and separate urinal on the opposite wall to avoid the most reluctant bugaboo --
Splashed from the urinal to the nearby toilet seat.
"From a privacy perspective, they are more attractive than cattle --
Talk style in the bathroom, "said Hy-Edeker. Vee’s CEO.
He said the cross-gender debate that swept Target
After announcing this spring that people can use public restrooms based on the gender they identify with, when Hy-
Vee built the first single store
User bathroom in Urbandale, Iowa, 2012.
Still, Edeker says he thinks it solves the problem.
Its 18 new stores have new toilet designs, and many of the renovated stores have new toilet designs.