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Store of the Year Awards


Neiman Marcus, Lenox Square Mall, Atlanta, took top honors in Chain Store Age’s 27th annual Retail Store of the Year design competition. The 203,960-sq.-ft. luxury store was named best overall entry and also placed first in the department store category.

The winners of the competition will be honored at a reception and dinner in February, held just prior to SPECS 2009.

All of the winning projects, which are listed below, will be featured in the February issue of Chain Store Age (a list, complete with design firms, can be found on chain

SOFT LINES (under 5,000 sq. ft.)Via Spiga, New York CityChristian Lacroix, New York City (Honorable Mention) SOFT LINES (5,000 sq. ft. to 15,000 sq. ft.)Kira Plastinina, New York CityPaul Stuart, Chicago (Honorable Mention) OUTLET STORESCole Haan, PhiladelphiaCallison, SeattleHARD LINES (under 5,000 sq. ft.)Blackberry, Farmington Hills, Mich.HARD LINES (5,000 sq. ft. to 15,000 sq. ft.)Stark & Whyte, Brossard, QuebecHARD LINES (15,000 sq. ft. to 90,000 sq. ft.)Borders, Ann Arbor, Mich.HARD LINES (greater than 90,000 sq. ft.)The Home Depot, Markham, OntarioSUPERMARKETRoche Bros., Westborough, Mass.Longo’s, Oakville, Ontario (Honorable Mention) CONVENIENCEP.O.D. on Demand, Waltham, Mass.RESTAURANTMilestone’s on 4, TorontoCASUAL DININGKrazy City, Voorhees, N.J.SPECIALTY WINE/SPIRITSAisle 43, St. Catherines, OntarioDRUGPure, Chiengmai, ThailandDISCOUNT/MASS MERCHANTShopKo, Suamico, Wis.SPECIAL AWARD for Regional PersonalizationBass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Denham Springs, La.Bass Pro Shops, Springfield, Mo.SPECIAL AWARD for BRAND INTEGRATIONTimberland, LondonSPECIAL AWARD for Graphics and BrandingAdidas Originals Atelier, New York CitySINGLE UNITThe Store at Museum of Arts and Design,New York CityFINANCIAL SERVICESMashreq Bank, DubaiRed Canoe, Puyallup, Wash. (Honorable Mention) SERVICE (under 30,00 sq. ft.)Cellular South, multiple locationsT-Mobile, multiple locations (Honorable Mention) SERVICE (more than 30,000 sq. ft.)Silver City Oakville Cinemas, Oakville, OntarioSHOPPING CENTER (Open)Winter Garden Village, Winter Garden, Fla.EXTERIOR MALLTimberland, LondonEXTERIOR FREESTANDINGNeiman Marcus, Canoga Park, Calif.Borders, Ann Arbor, Mich. (Honorable Mention) SUSTAINABILITYOffice Depot, Austin, TexasL.L. Bean Hunting & Fishing, Freeport, Maine (Honorable Mention)CASH WRAPZU+Elements, MilanSHOWROOMSouth Beach, MiamiFornari, Milan (Honorable Mention)Timberland Apparel, New York City (Honorable Mention) FITTING ROOMKira Plastinina, New York CityMarciano, New York City (Honorable Mention) IN-STORE SHOPMetro 59, Bloomingdale’s, New York CityMacy’s Herald Square Bedding Department,New York CityKIOSKVirgin MobileINTERNATIONAL DEPARTMENT STORELotte Centun City, Pusan, South KoreaINTERNATIONAL FOOD SERVICE/MASS MERCHANTOle, Shenzhen, ChinaINTERNATIONAL HARD LINES (under 5,000 sq. ft.)Qtel, Qatar, (Tie)Zonik, Jeddah, Saudia Arabia (Tie) INTERNATIONAL HARD LINES (more than 15,000 sq. ft.)Hamleys, LondonINTERNATIONAL SOFT LINES (under 1,000 sq. ft.)Zu+Elements, MilanINTERNATIONAL SOFT LINES (more than 15,000 sq. ft.)DFS Galleria, Macau

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