Convenience Store News 2018 Store Design Contest: Best Sky's The Limit Remodel

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Convenience Store News 2018 Store Design Contest: Best Sky's The Limit Remodel

By Angela Hanson - 10/26/2018

The primary challenge of transforming an Addison Mini Mart into a new urban market called Fresh To Go was one of space. Located near the Chicago Cubs’ Wrigley Field, the site faced restrictive building codes and space constraints that prevented the remodel from incorporating a significant expansion. By embracing these limits, though, the design firm and store owner created a distinctive look that fits the store’s environment.

Textures and colors were purposely selected to give the store’s interior an urban feel, but the green and white Fresh to Go palette softens it.

The store’s theme of being a convenient resource for shoppers to buy fresh products on their way to work, to a baseball game or anywhere else is reinforced by signage — a “Fill and Go” sign in the fountain area, “Got to Go?” at the restrooms and “Going Somewhere?” above the exit emphasize the store’s fast pace. “Gotta Cool Off?” above the cold vault invites customers to try the wide range of packaged beverages.

The end result is a modern stop that serves urban residents and visiting travelers equally well.

“You don’t have to be a Cubs fan to enjoy the new Fresh To Go,” said Paragon Solutions.