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    14 Convenience Retailers Cited in 2011 CSNews Store Design Awards

    Space travel-themed Orbits nabs prize for Best Original Design.

    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


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