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    CSNews Honors the Best in Single-Store Design

    Nine winning independents show off their creativity and market acumen.

    NATIONAL REPORT -- As the convenience store industry at large continues to open bigger, brighter, friendlier and more fresh-food-oriented stores, so too do the industry's single-store owners as they strive to meet the needs of today’s on-the-go, mobile consumer.

    The Convenience Store News for the Single Store Owner Store Design Contest, now in its fourth year, honors single-store operators 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, we honor nine single-store owners — our most yet — who have introduced new or remodeled stores that are redefining what consumers expect from a convenience store.

    This year's winners are:

    Best Original Store Design

    Winner: Warrior Fuel, Santa Ana, N.M.

    Honorable Mention: Eddie's, Fort Worth, Texas

    Best Interior Design

    Winner: Smiley's, Huntsville, Texas

    Honorable Mention: Jarrell Town Center, Jarrell, Texas

    Best Low-Cost Remodel

    Winner: Guaranty RV Travel Center, Eugene, Ore.

    Honorable Mention: Monvalle Gas Station, Itapema, Brazil

    Best Hybrid Design

    Winner: Fare & Square, Chester, Pa.

    Best Beer Cave

    Winner: Gas N Wash, Mokena, Ill.

    Best Car Wash

    Winner: Tanforan Shell Car Wash, San Bruno, Calif.

    For profiles on each winner, look in the October issue of Convenience Store News for the Single Store Owner.

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