Marlene’s Market & Deli | Supermarket Design



Marlene’s was a familiar name to Federal Way natural foods customers. But a new location meant attracting traffic to a bigger and better site. I-5 was brought onboard to create a full façade and interior supermarket design plan.

Design and finished product highlights

I-5 took advantage of the new location’s high ceilings and wall-of-windows storefront, designing a stunning façade and entrance sign. Then, for the interior, a complete store layout was devised which included a second story café plus reading and gathering areas. Key design elements included:

• Exterior entrance makeover, featuring new signage, awnings and wood trellis

• Interior floor plan layout, including grocery aisles and departments, plus second story café, seating and gathering

• 3-dimensional department signage on wood trellises

• Themed valances

Production and implementation

Marlene’s new supermarket design elements were created by I-5’s in-house team, then fabricated at our on-site state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. I-5 then seamlessly implemented the design, expediting installation.


Marlene’s new location exuded the friendly, “buy local” attitude the brand had always represented, helping create a multi-use destination for both buying and enjoying natural foods.


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