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VMSD’s 2008 Retail Renovation Competition

Korres Natural Products, New York and Buehler's Fresh Foods, Delaware, Ohio




Korres Natural Products, New York

First Place (tie) Specialty Store, Sales Area under 10,000 sq. ft.

Client: Korres Natural Products USA, New York

Design: Stage Design Office, Athens, Greece – Stavros Papayiannis, principal; Vasilis Daramouskas, project designer; Thedda Tsoukala, designer; Tanya Dimitrakopoulou, designer; George Anthoulakis, designer

Architect: George Krassas Design, New York


General Contractor: Vartel Construction Corp., Brooklyn, N.Y.

Outside Design Consultants: K2Design, Athens, Greece (graphics); Tom Szekely P.E., New York (lighting/HVAC engineer)

Photography: George Krassas, New York

Buehler’s Fresh Foods, Delaware, Ohio

First Place, Supermarket


Client: Buehler Food Markets Inc., Wooster, Ohio – Becky Foster, director of construction; Scott Buehler, vp, real estate and development

Design/Architect: Shook Kelley, Los Angeles – Kevin Ervin Kelley, principal; Nathan Charris, designer; Kristin Dafoe, designer; Rosalind Doty, designer; Steve Fenton, designer; Paula Garron Lopez, designer; Jennifer Kim, designer; Pollajak Leelayuvat, designer; Bryan Libit, designer; Michael Nicholls, designer; Jennifer Ochoa, designer; Jason Panneton, designer

General Contractor: Bogner Construction, Wooster, Ohio

Structural Engineer: Dover Design and Management Group, Dover, Ohio

Mechanical and Plumbing: Hinkle Engineering, Darien, Ill.

Electrical Engineering: Horn Engineering, Dover, Ohio


Millwork: Riceland Cabinet Inc., Orrville, Ohio

Flooring: Knight Premium Flooring/Rikett Quartz, Marrero, La.; Centiva, Florence, Ala.

Signage/Graphics: Letter Graphics, Orrville, Ohio; Fluoresco Lighting & Signs, Phoenix, Ariz.

Lighting: Sommer Electric, Canton, Ohio

Refrigerated Cases: Hill Phoenix, Conyers, Ga.

Photography: Tim Buchman, Charlotte, N.C.

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MasterClass: ‘Re-Sparkling’ Retail: Using Store Design to Build Trust, Faith and Brand Loyalty

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