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Runner-Up: Harp's Food Store, Greenbrier, Ark.
Designer: AWG Design and Decor Source Group
Harp’s Food Store’s objective for renovating its Greenbriar, Ark., location was to put a fresh spin on an old model. Based on the overwhelmingly positive response of its customers, the grocer’s design team has done just that.
Among the first design modifications was converting its previous VCT flooring with polished concrete floors, color-matched to the interior design to render a unified color scheme. The store’s interior includes geometric color-blocking to emphasize the service areas as well as an “arch” theme that highlights the name of each department. This concept has also helped to expose customers to Harp’s bakery and fresh hot-food deli.
The produce display cases are positioned in front of large orchard windows and set with black lettering to enhance the dramatic appeal of the space. As a finishing touch, the design team accented the department with stainless steel to contemporize the design.
Harp’s new design format will be the flagship for all future branches of the Springdale, Ark.-based grocery chain, and the model for retrofitting many of its existing ones. Now that the remodel is complete, Harp’s will continue to provide quality products, at a fair price, in a newly updated format to give each customer a great shopping experience.