fitzsimmons architects

  • entry view

  • coffee bar

  • guest checkout

  • grocery aisle

  • cheese counter

  • millwork

forward foods

project team
 fitzsimmons architects

photo
© josephmills.com

Positioned along a high-traffic main thoroughfare in the popular Western Avenue district of northwest Oklahoma City, Forward Foods found their new home in what was most recently a tanning salon with several small rooms connected by long hallways.  With low overhead structures and a stepped floor slab, the interior was opened up as much as possible and finishes were limited to lighter colors and clear-sealed woodwork, providing a simple backdrop for the locally-owned specialty grocer's delicious and beautiful product offerings.

The center island housed the customer checkout area, coffee bar, meat and cheese cases and food prep area.  Open planning provides ample room for shoppers at the renowned cheese case and simple and functional lighting provides a warm glow to the interiors.