STOP & SHOP: LEXINGTON, MA

STOP & SHOP, LOCATED ON BEDFORD STREET IN LEXINGTON, IS A DRAMATIC DEPARTURE FROM USUAL SUPERMARKET DESIGN. TO CREATE AN EXTERIOR THAT WOULD BLEND WITH THE SURROUNDING ARCHITECTURE IN THE HEART OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICT, STOP & SHOP CALLED UPON BFE BECAUSE OF THEIR EXTENSIVE WORK WITH HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION. THROUGH THE USE OF BRICK AND STONE, THE EXTERIOR ELEVATION EVOKES A SENSE OF MARKETPLACE VERNACULAR, WHICH IS CARRIED THROUGHOUT THE BUILDING. OVER THE CHECK OUT AND FRONT AISLE, A LIGHT MONITOR WAS ADDED, PROVIDING NATURAL LIGHT TO FILTER IN FROM ABOVE. THE INTERIOR WAS EXPANDED AND TRANSFORMED TO INCLUDE A NEW ARRAY OF MERCHANDISE, A FULL SERVICE FLORAL SHOP, A BAKERY, FISH AND DELICATESSEN COUNTERS, ALONG WITH A SNACK AND SALAD BAR.