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Weavers Way Co-op, Ambler
Natural materials and deep hues frame a grocery store in which locals can take pride
Strada designed custom signage for this location of the co-op to give the Ambler store its own identity
A ceiling treatment of reclaimed wood defines the produce section
Ample lighting and neat displays highlight fresh foods
New windows admit abundant natural light, transforming this big box structure
Local co-op grocery brings new life to a big box
About this project
When Weavers Way Co-op discovered a nondescript big-box store up for grabs in the heart of Ambler, Pennsylvania, they jumped at the opportunity to create their largest and most appealing grocery store yet. The Strada team, having previously designed the Co-op’s Mt. Airy location, worked with Weavers Way to create this welcoming hub of food and community spirit. Inside the store, shoppers find a full-service kitchen, a bright cafe, and abundant space for fresh and prepared foods, while a mezzanine removes store offices from the shopping experience. The use of local reclaimed wood, a bright color palette, generous skylights, and custom display cases differentiate the interior from that of the average large grocery store. Outside, the building received a new façade treatment, distinct signage, and additional windows, enhancing its presence as a new anchor of Ambler’s retail corridor.
“The folks from Ambler Food Co-op, and the people from Weavers Way formed such a wonderful village, and got this beautiful store opened. And when people come in today and they start to clap, you know that we did a good job.”
– Bernadette Dougherty, Ambler resident
West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia