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Main Street Markt

Pella, Iowa
Completion Date:

Spring 2023



Architecture & Design,

Main Street Markt is an approachable, gourmet corner market with a casual café and a one-of-a-kind patio, featuring outdoor dining and a ‘living wall’ installation. The branding strategy for the ‘Markt’ is an homage to Pella's rich Dutch heritage, utilizing the traditional Dutch spelling of the word ‘Market’. SHYFT not only led Owners through the City of Pella’s Planned Unit Development (PUD) processes but also acted as the lead architectural designer for the exterior [shell] of the building. Soliciting input from the project’s numerous stakeholders, the design team blended modern construction methodologies with historically-derived forms, using a variety of materials, to craft a contemporary aesthetic that feels as if it has always been there. SHYFT’s ongoing construction administration support is nearing completion. Main Street Markt will be a welcome addition to the City of Pella’s historic Main Street corridor and is expected to open for business within the 1st quarter of 2023.

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