Breaking the Mold

Sway, RoxAnna
November 2005
Convenience Store News;11/15/2005, Vol. 41 Issue 14, p101
Trade Publication
This article presents methods proposed by Avila Design of Oakland, California, to change the layout and design of today's convenience stores. The store layout and design of convenience stores has not substantially changed in many years. Fuel pumps are handily stationed in front of the building in neat rows. Snacks, magazines and other popular impulse items are positioned at the front checkout, along with cigarettes. Avila Design's concept for the new convenience store incorporates modern design and sweeping curves within a conventional, rectilinear building shell in a cost-effective manner. The interior is a composition of two intersecting partial ovoids, with the smaller portion utilized as a sandwich shop and the principal space enclosing the main convenience store. While the smaller shop has its own entrance, a common door is used for both areas.


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