Background: Cimaco Culiacán, the 7th installment of Mexico’s famed department store opened its doors on October 20, 2021. After the original 2020 opening was delayed due to COVID shutdowns, the family-owned chain completed the opening of what is the anchor and first store to open in the much anticipated La Ceiba mixed use development complex. FCardoso was hired to design and build the gourmet section which included a restaurant, a gourmet shop, and a bakery.
Challenge: Provide a new fresh design idea that would inspire visitors with a unique experience while they are buying or enjoying food. As the project was delayed several times we were also challenged with scheduling, material selection and availability. The need to adjust all of this and open on time with the rest of the store was the priority.
Our concept: The inspiration was nature. We chose relaxing colors and lighting to encourage the diner and shopper to linger and escape the hustle of the rest of the store. The result mimics a botanical garden experience.
Services: Design, Build and Manufacture. “Turnkey operation”