Progressive Grocer

JUN 2016

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18 SOLUTIONS JUNE 2016 lighting, with things like wall sconces and decorative pendants," he says. "Tere is adequate lighting, but the space feels diferent." Te role played by light in creating atmosphere is un- derscored by Trafet, who says just like home lighting, a store's lighting is personal, based on needs and use. "From our experience, grocers have specifc design styles that they are looking for in their restaurant areas. We work directly with their store design team to fnd the right aesthetic and ambience for their specifc need," she says. "In some cases they are looking for a brighter, well-lit area, which is common in quick service areas, and sofer down lighting or specialty lighting in their full-ser- vice restaurant locations." Lehman also recommends "comfortable" lighting for grocerants. "You want more of a warmer color, at a lower level and with more decorative elements, like decorative shades and pendants," he says. Lights on tables also add intimacy to a sit-down eating area, he adds. Lighting functionality, of course, goes hand in hand with design. "For easy maintenance, we have LED pendants that give omnidirectional light, and there are up to 55 diferent Warm lighting and decorative shades help create a comfortable atmosphere at Caputo's Fresh Market in suburban Chicago. Outdoor cafe seating at Jackson Whole Grocer in Jackson Hole, Wyo., gives diners more options and the ambience of natural light.

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