Best Sky’s the Limit Remodel: Metro Market

Best Sky’s the Limit Remodel
Winner: Metro Market, Augusta, Ga.
Designer: Paragon Solutions

Metro Market by Sprint is “a larger-than-it-appears convenience store” in downtown Augusta that combines gourmet food with walk-in convenience and a rooftop bar, according to its designer.  

Dimensional graphics and unexpected architectural details, such as coffered ceilings, textured wall treatments and black porcelain enamel subway tile, add interest while creating a warm environment. The store’s neutral palette and crisp materials also create a high-end shopping experience.

Custom food orders are encouraged with easy access to kiosks and succinct signage simplifying the process. Plus, a well-thought-out layout and clear wayfinding provide easy navigation.

Although the retailer Sprint Food Stores Inc. was challenged with incorporating all the convenience of a c-store into the building’s long, slender footprint, the remodel’s results have been high foot traffic and abundant customer praise. 

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