Fireplace adds warm, lux touch to grocery store
JEWEL-OSCO | CHICAGO
size 50,000 sf
completion August 2017
photos Josh Marrah
Contributing Shop! member King Retail Solutions
artwork, consulting, design, in-store graphics, in-store signage, visual elements
Warm finishes, specialty lighting, and a fireplace add a luxurious, welcoming touch to the mezzanine level dining environment inside this urban grocery store format. The toasty hearth is one of many elements that provide sizzling excitement to the space.
Wall-wash lighting and strategically placed wayfinding create an open visual connection from the sales floor to the mezzanine. Carefully designed graphics throughout the store deliver a unique, modern feel.
Each food category is portrayed as a specialist business within an overall coordinated set of shops. The contemporary urban layout of multiple entries and large columns enhances the separate shops. Flanking spaces are broken up with a varied approach, balancing the long corridor created by the positioning of the main food service island. Each space has its own unique architecture, finishes, and wayfinding.