Dean & Deluca, St. Helena, Calif.

The purveyor of fine foods gets a new look befitting its wine-country setting
Posted January 25, 2012
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Wine enthusiasts heading to Napa Valley have a new stop to pick up provisions for the day – Dean & Deluca’s remodeled market in St. Helena, Calif.

Inspired by the aesthetic of the brand's SoHo flagship store, the redesign of the upscale grocery/market includes a new coffee bar, expanded wine retail area and concierge desk.

The market area houses new stainless-steel and granite counters, tile wall splash and stainless-steel shelving. Wood flooring connects both the market and wine display area, where single-lamp suspended light fixtures provide ambient lighting. The elliptical wine concierge desk features clear-sealed Oak countertops, LED under-counter lighting and footrest brackets fabricated by a local blacksmith.



Design and Architecture: Avila Design Inc., Berkeley, Calif. – Dusan Motolik, associate; David Avila president

Outside Design Consultants: Acies Engineering, Sunnyvale, Calif. (Coffee Bar & Wine department MEP); Summit Engineering Inc., Santa Rosa, Calif. (structural engineer); Vincent Kirsch, New York (Visual Merchandising)

General Contractor: Eric F. Anderson, San Leandro, Calif. (Coffee Bar); Island Construction, Napa, Calif. (Wine Dept)

Photographer: Wilson Lee Photography, San Francisco