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    CSNews Honors Fourteen C-store Chains for Design Excellence

    NOCO nabs Best Original category in eighth annual Store Design Contest.

    By Linda Lisanti, Convenience Store News

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- As the convenience store industry continues to elevate its offerings, consumers are continuously elevating their expectations. Some might say they're becoming "convenience connoisseurs."

    C-store retailers, as a result, are churning out new stores that are larger than ever before, made with higher-quality materials than ever before, offer more products and services than ever before — and perhaps most importantly, tap into the spoken and unspoken desires of customers.

    This year, the Convenience Store News Store Design Contest honors 14 c-store chains that are reinventing the corner store and redefining what a c-store should be.

    The CSNews design awards, now in their eighth year, honor convenience retailers who have created the most exciting, innovative and shopper-friendly looks for their stores. Entries are judged on innovation, creativity and the positive impact of the overall design on the business.

    This year's winners are:

    Best Original Store Design
    NOCO Express
    Lancaster, N.Y.
    Owner: NOCO Inc.
    Designer: Paragon Solutions Inc., TRM Architects

    Best Original Store Design, Honorable Mention
    Wawa
    Orlando, Fla.
    Owner: Wawa Inc.
    Designer: CBX

    Best Interior Design
    Corner Store
    Harris County, Texas
    Owner: CST Brands Inc.
    Designer: Antista Fairclough

    Best Interior Design, Honorable Mention
    Bolla Market
    Brooklyn, N.Y.
    Owner: Bolla Management Corp.

    Sky’s the Limit Remodel (more than $250,000)
    Jubitz Travel Plaza
    Portland, Ore.
    Owner: Jubitz Corp.
    Designer: Paragon Solutions Inc.

    Sky’s the Limit Remodel, Honorable Mention
    Cruizers
    Raleigh, N.C.
    Owner: Holmes Oil Co.
    Designer: Paragon Solutions Inc.

    Best Mid-Budget Remodel ($100,000 to $250,000)
    High’s
    Edgewater, Md.
    Owner: High's of Baltimore LLC
    Designer: L2M Architects

    Best Mid-Budget Remodel, Honorable Mention
    Idaza
    Rio do Sul and Curitiba, Brazil
    Owner: Idaza Distributor Petroleum Ltd.
    Designer: Gabriela Cervi, Gge Design

    Best Low-Cost Remodel (less than $100,000)
    Earth Market
    Frankfort, Ill.
    Owner: Atlas Oil Co.
    Designer: Xcel Construction, Paragon Solutions Inc., GSP Marketing

    Best Low-Cost Remodel, Honorable Mention
    Terpel
    Bogota, Columbia
    Owner: Organizacion Terpel
    Designer: CBX

    Best Green Design
    Southside Works GetGo
    Pittsburgh, Pa.
    Owner: Giant Eagle Inc.
    Designer: Strada Architecture

    Best Fountain Presentation
    Parker's
    Garden City, Ga.
    Owner: The Parker Cos.

    Best Exterior Design
    Chevron #9-7645
    Gardena, Calif.
    Owner: United Oil Co.
    Designer: Kevin Oreck Architect Inc.

    Best Cold Vault
    Fast Stop
    Spring Hill, Tenn.
    Owner: Highland Corp.
    Designer: Paragon Solutions Inc.

    Look in the September and October issues of Convenience Store News for profiles on each winner.

    By Linda Lisanti, Convenience Store News
    • About Linda Lisanti Linda Lisanti is editor-in-chief for EnsembleIQ's Convenience Store News and Convenience Store News for the Single Store Owner media brands. In this role, she is responsible for content development across all of CSNews' print and online properties, with a specialty in coverage of the foodservice category in convenience stores. Lisanti has more than 13 years of experience in the journalism field. After working as a reporter for several daily newspapers, she joined CSNews as a staff writer in August 2005 and held senior writer, senior editor and executive editor positions before becoming editor-in-chief in August 2014. Lisanti has a bachelor’s degree in communications/journalism from Rowan University.
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