Ponte Mellor Architects provided complete design services including site and kitchen layout for the freestanding Tyson's Bagel Market. Ponte Mellor worked closely with the Owner to develop the site to include retail space consisting of bakery sales, delicatessen sales with a 50 seat restaurant and a complete bakery. The design and development concept provides for good visibility of the storefront from Route 7. To enhance the view upon approach to the building the roof height was exaggerated with a curved element to create visual interest and serve as an identifier for the front door. Materials selected are durable and have low maintenance, yet provide a high visual interest.
Ponte Mellor provided interior design that is both aesthetically pleasing and functional by using low maintenance ceramic flooring and wall finishes and custom millwork for beverage and food preparation centers. Lighting was also given attention with the use of expansive north side glass for natural daylight and specialty accent lighting for food display and pick-up areas. Considerable design thought was given to the "back of house" areas for efficient operation of the baking, storage and food preparation and areas. The design and location of the baking equipment provides for efficient work-flow and easy servicing while using the space efficiently.