Sugar Beet Market at Heritage Shores
The Sugar Beet Market is a multi-purpose hall at Heritage Shores, an active adult community in southern Delaware. The new building incorporates a 1,000-square-foot (SF) branded Golf Pro-Shop, 3,500 SF rotating vendor area, and 2,200 SF full-service bar and café.
Designed for full flexibility, the Market Hall concept was built around hosting residents and visitors alike. Space for invited local vendors, residents’ events, and private parties were all incorporated into the design. With no hidden facades, almost all spaces are viewable and accessible to the users.
The pro store and a light tower face the site entry, while the bar and café use full-size garage doors to open toward the lake and first tee of the Heritage Shores golf course. The bar is strategically positioned at the central peak of the hall, resembling the island tee box across the lake. This design allows multiple services to take place concurrently while maintaining 360-degree functionality. It also allows the bar to function as a “19th hole” gathering spot on one side and a breakfast-lunch café on the other. More than 4,000 SF of outdoor patio spaces integrate with the Heritage Shores lakefront boardwalk.
The open vendor area supports a rotating portfolio of local vendors and products as well as a community wine shop. Exposed and treated glulam beams emphasize the height of the space and highlight the tectonic connections within the ceiling. Multiple industrial-size ceiling fans in the open hall circulate air and reduce cooling loads throughout summer. Local reclaimed wood with sharp white contrast trim punctuates the interior wall spaces, connecting it to the rustic nature of the site.