Architecture & Interior Design

​Giant Eagle Market District at Grandview Yards

This 100,000 square foot grocery store was the prototype for the new Giant Eagle Market District concept. The DLA+ design team re-imagined the appearance of a grocery store taking inspiration from nearby historic produce warehouse architecture of the original Columbus “market district,” with design features celebrating that legacy.

Project Team

2015 Retail Facilities Honor Award of Excellence - Ohio Masonry Association
LEED Silver
AETOS Construction Company / Giant Eagle
Interior Design
Construction Administration
Completion Date
August 2014
Project Size
​100,000 SF

Project Challenges and Outcomes


Design a grocery store that not only reimagined the appearance of this big-box retail store, but created a completely different consumer shopping experience.


On the building exterior are large multi-pane windows and red brick with a striking steel canopy defining and covering an outdoor shopping area and displaying the new brand and signage. The all too familiar monolithic grocery store facade has been transformed into a dynamic outdoor market.

Inside, warm rustic tones, exposed brick, and reclaimed wood express comfort and familiarity to the shopper. The outdoor seating for the café includes a sunken patio complete with lounge furniture, a fire pit and a water feature to give the patrons the experience of dining at a local restaurant.

Overall, this new prototype store not only creates a shopping experience, but also a dining experience, a social experience and an event space. It has transformed the experience of a grocery store from a chore to an enjoyable destination.