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Best Foodservice Presentation
Winner: Grasslands Market, Douglas, Wyo.
Designer: Paragon Solutions
After years of building projects for others, Douglas, Wyo.-based contracting company RPR LLC decided to diversify and jump into the convenience channel. The result is Grasslands Market, a 6,000-square-foot, ground-up store that includes an attached Liquor Cabinet liquor store.
Wanting to make sure their new endeavor was met with success, the owners built to a grand scale. Working with design firm Paragon Solutions, the store’s exterior is modern and edgy, using a mixture of wood, stone and metal. The interior boasts a branded, train-themed "Iron Horse 63 Deli N Grill" quick-service restaurant encased in reclaimed wood, stone and red-tile finishes.
The design scheme carries throughout the store, from the restrooms decorated in neutral-colored tiles to the use of reclaimed wood to the gooseneck lighting along the wall of coolers.
Making sure to service truckers passing through, the c-store includes four diesel big-rig lanes, 10 gasoline fueling lanes, a drive-thru and a car wash. Grasslands Market also features a fully stocked liquor store, as well as a gift shop that showcases local artisans' wares.
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