14 Convenience Retailers Cited in 2011 CSNews Store Design Awards

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14 Convenience Retailers Cited in 2011 CSNews Store Design Awards

05/16/2011

Jersey City, N.J. -- Fourteen convenience stores from around the world have been recognized for outstanding store design and innovation in this year's Convenience Store News Best Store Design Contest.

The Best Original Design award this year went to Orbits Convenience Store in Houston, Texas. Orbits' NASA-themed store was designed by Infiniti Décor. Other noteworthy winners include The Green Station, operated by the Emirates National Oil Company in Dubai, Frontier Fuel's Express Lane/Juan Burrito concept in Dalhart, Texas, MAC's Convenience Store in Calgary, Alberta, and Duane Reade's Growler Bar in Brooklyn, which won in the new specialty department category. In addition to the traditional Best Original, Best Interior, Best Low-Cost and Best Sky's the Limit award categories, this year's contest also features winners in specialty categories, such as Best Beer Cave and Best Cold Vault section.

Watch for photos and descriptions of the winners in the September and October issues of Convenience Store News, along with an interactive slideshow on CSNews.com.

2011 CSNews Store Design Contest Winners:

Best Original Store Design
Orbits Convenience Store, Houston, Texas
Designer: Infiniti Décor

Honorable Mention
Parker's, Springfield, Ga.

Best Interior Design
Frontier Fuel Co. Express Lane/Juan Burrito
Dalhart, Texas
Designer: Paragon Solutions Inc.

Honorable Mention
Murphy Express, El Dorado, Ark.
Designer: King Retail Solutions

Best Low-Cost Remodel
Spencer Distributing/JJ's Fastop, Hudson Oaks, Tex
Designer: Infiniti Décor

Honorable Mention
ampm, La Palma, Calif.

Sky's the Limit
Jiffy Trip, Mannford, Okla.
Owner: Hammer Williams Company
Designer: Paragon Solutions, Inc.

Honorable Mention
FastBreak, Evansville, Ind.
Owner: Andrews Oil Company
Designer: Paragon Solutions, Inc.

Best Green Design
Green Station, Dubai
Owner: Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC)

Honorable Mention
AAFES Pines Shoppette, Dallas, Tex.
Designer: Morris & Associates

Special awards:

Best International Store Design
MAC's Convenience Store, Calgary, Alberta
Designer: Cariosa Donaleshen

Best Beer Cave
Fast Break Stores, Iowa City, Iowa
Owner: Reif Oil Company
Designer: Paragon Solutions, Inc.

Best Cold Vault
Cenex Zip Trip, Billings, Montana
Designer: Wolfe Architectural Group

Best Specialty Department
Duane Reade's Growler Bar, Williamsburg, N.Y.
Designer: CBX Strategic Branding