Mississippi Market East 7th Street Co-op
Project Type: New Retail Co-op, St. Paul, MN
Client: Mississippi Market
Mississippi Market selected LHB to design their third natural foods co-op that opened in September 2015. The 26,000 square foot building features a wide selection of organic foods, full-service meat counter, cheese island, and pizza bar. LHB, and our consultants, provided architecture, landscape architecture, civil engineering, and structural engineering for the project. The scope of work included site design and design of the core and shell of the building. The intent was to design an energetic and well lit retail environment that reinforced connections to the visually attractive and historic Dayton’s Bluff neighborhood of St. Paul through an abundance of windows in nearly all spaces of the building. The scale, massing, and exterior materials were mindfully considered during the design process to create a neighborhood store that acknowledges the history of the community and works to set a high-quality precedent for future development in the area. LHB’s work, along with a large team of others, helped Mississippi Market realize their vision for a dynamic and high-quality co-op grocery for an area of St. Paul that had been under served for years.