Vince & Joe's

ISP/VM+SD Store Design Competition Winner
Posted January 26, 2008

Vince & Joe’s is a specialty food shop rooted in a passion for food, heirloom recipes and diverse specialty products in an unpretentious setting. The challenge for designers was transferring those values into a space double the size of the previous one.

The bowed-glass storefront connects the interior and exterior, which has a large plaza for outdoor displays and seating. Merchandise fixtures on the interior radiate from the center, service departments are arrayed around the perimeter, and specialty offerings on islands invite a sense of discovery. Exposed ceilings, track lighting and concrete floors help put the emphasis on the colorful products.

Client: Mima Vitale, Clinton Township, Mich.

Design: Marco Retail Group, Northville, Mich. – Nicholas Giammarco, president

Architect: Quinlan Associates, St. Clair Shores, Mich.

General Contractor: JN Construction, Clinton Township, Mich.

Décor: Shaw & Slavsky/Shaw Design Group, Detroit

Fabric: Designtex, New York; Architex, Sarasota, Fla.: Donghia Inc., Mt. Vernon, N.Y.

Fixtures: Lozier, Omaha, Neb.; Group Four, South Bend, Ind.; Hussman, Bridgeton, Mo.

Flooring: Beaver Tile & Stone, Grand Rapids, Mich., and Virginia Tile Co., Livonia, Mich. (tile); Matworks Co., The, Beltsville, Md.

Laminates: Pionite Decorative Surfaces/Panolam, Shelton, Conn.; Chemetal (a div. of The October Co. Inc.), Easthampton, Mass.; Interlam Inc., Claudville, Va.; Formica Corp., Cincinnati

Lighting: Juno Lighting Group, Des Plaines, Ill.; Amerlux Lighting Solutions, Fairfield, N.J.; Enzo Altre Di Verduno Collection, New York; LBL Lighting/Design Galleries, Chicago; Lithonia, Conyers, Ga.

Paint: Benjamin Moore & Co., Montvale, N.J.; Sherwin-Williams, Cleveland

Special Finishes: Avonite, Mississauga, Ont.; Zodiac, Sterling Heights, Mich.

Photography: DK Photographic Illustration, New Baltimore, Mich.