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Project: FRESH THYME FARMERS MARKET, MULTIPLE U.S. LOCATIONS

FEATURED MEMBERS:

api(+) architect, design

Size: 27,700 sf

Completion: July 2015

 

 

 

 

A NOSTALGIC THEME ADDS A COMFORTING, COUNTRIFIED TOUCH TO THIS FULL-SERVICE GROCERY STORE CONCEPT that combines the spirit of a weekend farmers market with the convenience of a neighborhood store. Signaling a welcome blast from the past, these features are both familiar and approachable. Highlights include:

  • Modeling illuminated category blade discs after glass bottle caps from the 1960s.
  • Repurposing milk can vessels into signage holders.
  • Repurposing antique vintners buckets into light fixtures.
  • Placing cut metal farm icons atop in-aisle navigational street signs.
  • Using vintage brick paneling.

Finishes such as a dismantled snow fence rescued from the Wyoming interstate system, corrugated metal paneling, rough-sawn cedar planking, and reclaimed barn siding also supports the farmers market vibe and adds rural flair. A produce department in the store's center provides a vibrant centerpiece and sends a strong, visually-pleasing message about the brand's focus on fresh, healthy, natural, and organic offerings. The colors and textures are coupled with a format designed for efficiency and accessibility. Store maps are not necessary. Neither are numbers on the aisles, which are low and easy to navigate.