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2014 Retail Store of the Year: And the winners are …

Liverpool in Veracruz, Mexico, was named Store of the Year.

New York -- Liverpool, Mexico’s largest department-store chain, received top honors in Chain Store Age’s 32nd annual Retail Store of the Year design competition. The company’s stylish and contemporary 301,400-sq.-ft. store in Veracruz was named Store of the Year, and also took top honors in the Department Store category. It was designed by FRCH Design Worldwide, Cincinnati.

In other top honors, Walgreens’ net-zero energy store — an industry first — in Evanston, Ill., was named Sustainable Store of the Year. And Build-A-Bear Workshop, Garden City, N.Y., was the top finisher in a category new to the competition: Digital In-Store Innovation.

Here is a complete list of the winning projects (all first place, except where noted), which will be featured in the February/March issue of Chain Store Age and celebrated at a reception during CSA’s annual SPECS Conference (March 9 - 11) in Dallas:

Retail Store of the Year:
Liverpool, Veracruz, Mexico (Design: FRCH Design Worldwide, Cincinnati)

Sustainable Store of the Year
Walgreens, Evanston, Ill. (Walgreens, Deerfield, Ill.)

Digital In-Store Innovation
Build-A-Bear Workshop, Garden City, N.Y.

Soft Lines (up to 5,000 sq. ft.)
Sperry Top-Sider, Natick, Mass. (Callison, Seattle)

Soft Lines (Honorable Mention, up to 5,000 sq. ft.)
Volcom, New York (Interbrand Design Forum, Dayton, Ohio)

Soft Lines (5,000 to 10,000 sq. ft.) Tie
Nike, Seattle (Nike, Beaverton, Ore.)
Barbour, Chicago (RGLA Solutions, Schiller Park, Ill.)

Soft Lines (over 10,000 sq. ft.)
H&M Times Square, New York City  (H&M, Copenhagen)

Soft Lines (Honorable Mention, over 10,000 sq. ft.)
David’s Bridal, London (David’s Bridal, Conshohocken, Pa.)

Hard Lines (up to 5,000 sq. ft.)
Cannondale, Carle Place, N.Y. (Bergmeyer Associates, Boston)

Hard Lines (Honorable Mention up to 5,000 sq. ft.)
AT&T Store of the Future (Callison, Seattle)

Hard Lines (5,000 to 10,000 sq. ft.)
Real Madrid Official Store, Madrid (Sanzpont (arquitectura), Barcelona)

Hard Lines (over 10,000 sq. ft.)
Pirch, Glendale, Calif. (Fitch, Columbus, Ohio)

Department Store
Liverpool, Veracruz, Mexico (FRCH Design Worldwide, Cincinnati)

Department Store (Honorable Mention)
Lord & Taylor, Boca Raton, Fla. (Lord & Taylor Store Planning/Design, New York)

Supermarket (up to 40,000 sq. ft.)
Whole Foods Market, Detroit (Design consultant: JGA, Southfield, Mich.)

Supermarkets (Over 40,000 sq. ft.)
Freson Bros. Fresh Market, Alberta, Canada (Shook Kelley, Los Angeles)

Supermarkets (Honorable Mention, over 40,000 sq. ft.)
H-E-B, Austin, Texas (HEB Grocery, San Antonio, Texas)

Drug Store
Walgreens, Boston

Convenience Store
My Goods, Denver (King Retail Solutions, Eugene, Ore.)

Discount
Hyper-mart, DongFang, Xiangtan, China (rkd retail/iQ, Bangkok, Thailand)

Single Unit (up to 5,000 sq. ft.)
Jockey Bra, Schaumburg, Ill. (JGA, Southfield, Mich.)

Single Unit (over 5,000 sq. ft.)
Kid’s Cavern, Macau, China (Callison, Seattle)

In-Store Shop (up to 20,000 sq. ft.)
Adidas Originals Collective, Footaction  (Big Red Rooster, Columbus, Ohio)

In-Store Shop (over 20,000 sq. ft.)
Lord & Taylor, menswear (Highland Associates, New York)

Showroom
Timberland, New York (Leonard Ostroff Design Associates, Montreal)

Showroom (Honorable Mention)
Virginia Tile, Chicago (JGA, Southfield, Mich.)

Casual Dining
Café Barista, Guatemala (Interbrand Design Forum, Dayton, Ohio)

Casual Dining (Honorable Mention)
Starbucks, Montreal (Aedifica, Montreal)

Specialty Food
DFS Wine and Cigars, Macau, China (rkd retail/iQ, Bangkok)

Specialty Food (Honorable Mention)
Papa Murphy (Tesser, San Francisco)

Specialty Food (Honorable Mention)
Maybury, Dubai (Brand Creative, Dubai)

Food Court Restaurant
Kung Pao Wok, Richmond Centre, Richmond, B.C. (Dialogue 38, Toronto)

Restaurant
Florida International University (FIU) Restaurant Management Lab, North Miami, Fla. (Echeveria Design Group, Coral Gables, Fla.)

Restaurant (Honorable Mention)
New Generation, Toronto (Dialogue 38, Toronto)

Service (up to 10,000 sq. ft.)
Sterling Bank, Portland, Ore. (Callison, Seattle)

Service (Honorable Mention, up to 10,000 sq. ft.)
American Express Centurion Lounge, Las Vegas (Big Red Rooster, Columbus, Ohio)

Service (over 10,000 sq. ft.)
The Red Door, New York (TPG Architecture, New York)

Pop-Up
Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select, McCarran Airport, Las Vegas (Fitch, Columbus, Ohio)

Exterior (freestanding)
Ja Bistro, Toronto (Dialogue 38, Toronto)

Exterior (in-line)
Sperry Top-Sider, Natick, Mass. (Callison, Seattle)
White House/Black Market, Toronto (Chico's FAS, Fort Meyers, Fla.)

Cash Wrap
Real Madrid Official Store, Madrid (Sanzpont, Barcelona)

Fitting Room
Sperry Top-Sider, Natick, Mass. (Callison, Seattle)
David's Bridal, London (Design: David's Bridal, Conshohocken, Pa.)

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