Featured in DDi's Project Gallery, September 2010. Click image to see full project slideshow.
Kings Point, N.Y. based DY Design strayed from the traditional supermarket look and feel when creating the latest A Matter of Health store. The firm’s goal was to do away with the typical, warehouse-style design and bring the utilitarian spaces to the front of the store. Old-style street lamps and wrought-iron directories draw customers into the main entry while offering an outdoor market appeal. Once customers are done shopping, they can sit back, relax and enjoy a latté on the second floor café overlooking the store. The second floor has been uniquely designed to house the owner's office, produce prep, extra stock and refrigeration equipment. The grocery cases are aligned diagonally, which creates a more enjoyable, convenient and less-static traffic flow for customers. Second floor windows, old-style scones, arch-framed Salvo Caramagno artwork, and high ceilings with bright skylights provide a much nicer alternative to the usually mundane supermarket aisle.