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Corner Mercantile
Pittsburgh, PA

3,219 square feet - Architectural and interior design services for a grocery market at The Tower at PNC Plaza

The Corner Mercantile project's design concept is a modern depiction of the traditional store that may have stood at this location a century ago. The "corner grocery" is juxtaposed with the modern tower that houses this street level retail. Part restaurant and part retail, the Corner Mercantile's interior details and finishes reverberate a nostalgic vibe, combined with a warm, authentic and refined simplicity.

Features of the retail space include:
Full service coffee bar, featuring fresh baked goods
Display cases showcasing gourmet prepared foods
Carving station for rotisserie meats, which are hand carved for made-to-order sandwiches
Heated and refrigerated displays for "To Go" food
Variety of seating options, including traditional table seating and countertop/stools at the perimeter of the store
Back of house kitchen area

The artwork for the Corner Mercantile was designed by a local Pittsburgh artist utilizing the original pieces of the terra cotta facades from two buildings that were formerly located on this site. The terra cotta was cut and then reshaped into new art, which is called "Earth, Water, Fire and Air".