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DURHAM, N.C. — The Guess Corp. unveiled its design for its new convenience store/gas station properties. The stores will operate under the GP Express brand.
The design is representative of the gas and convenience stores that the company's petroleum arm will build across the United States through new construction and acquisitions. Existing stores that are acquired will be renovated according to the new design.
Orlando, Fla.-based Scott + Cormia is overseeing the architecture and design for the gas and convenience store portfolio, as CSNews Online previously reported.
The Guess Corp. plans to build a portfolio of 1,000 units within the next year through its petroleum unit, Guess Petroleum Ltd., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of the company.
According to the company, GP Express will be an upscale chain of gas and convenience stores with scent technologies that eliminate the odor of gas inside the store and provide the customer with a better shopping experience inside the store with fresh goods and quality merchandise.
In addition, The Guess Corp. added the design incorporates open spaces with floor-to-ceiling windows that allow for natural light exposure. The exterior of the stores will feature enhanced outdoor lighting and well-situated advanced gas pumps.
"We are excited to share this design for our gas and convenience store plan and look forward to delivering an upscale experience to customers," stated Cutie Shrestha, corporate vice president and managing engineer for The Guess Corp.
Based in Durham, The Guess Corp. is a privately held conglomerate that began as a luxury goods holding company in 2012, with a focus on diamonds. It has since expanded into other business areas, including wine, lumber and automotive. international projects for its clients.
As a full-service firm, Scott + Cormia provides complete project management including initial site planning and overseeing construction.