Fresh St. Market, Vancouver, B.C. Design: King Retail Solutions, Eugene, Ore. | Photos: Paul Grdina, Vancouver, B.C.
Fresh St. Market asked King Retail Solutions to create a store design that would not only function operationally to serve Vancouver residents living nearby but would become an immersive food experience, drawing in customers from the wider area.
Because the exterior walls of the 15,000-sq.-ft., space were more than two-thirds glass, a standard case layout wouldn’t work. The team design used lighting to showcase key areas such as produce and cheese, but also pique the interest of people walking by.
The goal was to tap into the quirkiness of the office tower location to add an urban twist to Fresh St. Market’s farm-to-market offer. The design gave a nod to the area’s industrial roots while highlighting the diverse choices in freshly prepared food and groceries.
Architect MCMP Architects General Contractor Norson Construction SDS (store planning) Glumac (lighting design) Century Signs (decor and signage) Dal-Tile (finishes) Armstrong Flooring (flooring) Blackwater Electric (lighting)
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