Architecture Style Design
This location was once a home to Pure Food Grocery (1898-1946), a wholesale/retail grocery and bakery business. The Dutch pastries and rusks baked at this local establishment became well known throughout the United States. The building survived through upgrades as a grocery store and eventually became home to the popular local clothier, L&K. I was engaged by the L&K owners to assist them in redefining the building’s potential. During the pre-design consultation for the project, two main objectives were set forward. The first was to find a way of splitting the use of the property into two separate retail suites.
The second was to upgrade the facade and complement the surrounding main street old world Dutch theme. The design is partially based on the “Flat Style” with a rhythmical arrangement to the façade with well-cut windows. The final result is an exterior of elegant simplicity and dignity. The building was damaged by smoke from a fire and the client has since sold the property. Because of the foresight of our second objective, the property was attractive to the future owners who desired to split the property into two retail suites.