Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop Project Details:
Smith Buckley Architects
A complete renovation of the downtown Scoop Shop was comprised of updating approximately 3,000 sf. of existing space including the dining area, mechanical rooms, food prep area, office and storage space.
This project was challenged by an aggressive schedule, occupied businesses adjacent to the Scoop Shop and a busy Church Street Market Place with tight space constraints. The project was designed to strive for LEED silver accreditation, including high efficiency owner supplied food service equipment. Working with both a local architect and a national branding team from California, all architectural components were not only reviewed for aesthetics, but considered for a greener, more sustainable footprint. This also included the repurposing of a 1977 Volkswagen bus which was modified for installation at the Flagship Scoop Shop.
New storefront doors were installed for better accessibility and tri-folding windows were installed to bring the Market Place’s “street life” into the store.
Creative and innovative ways to maintain schedule, which included a significant amount of off site preparation, pre-fabrication and assembly, were utilized while the existing store was gutted to make way for the new fit-up. The limited space and aggressive schedule required a closely coordinated team of subcontractors and vendors to complete the successful renovation in smooth a well-executed process.