Beyond capturing a “rustic steampunk” theme, a goal for this store was to provide a shopping environment that would enrich the community and exceed customer expectations. The coffee bar incorporates a latticework of large reclaimed wood beams overhead, with Edison bulbs interspersed and wall washers to enhance the texture of reclaimed brick walls; the “Draft Shack” offers oysters and 45 beers on tap; and the plaza provides seating underneath an overhead structure of tensile cables and colorful metal slats. Additional amenities include board-formed concrete planters with built-in benches, gas-powered fire pits, and a repurposed shipping container surrounded by a raised wooden deck and music stage. The project also includes skylights and extensive glazing to provide natural light, a rooftop array of 690 solar panels, and harvested rainwater irrigation.

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