Wednesday, January 28, 2015

BEST BEER CAVE 2014 WINNER - design by PES Design Group


Winner: Gas N Wash, Mokena, Ill.
Architect: Chris Kalishefski, CDG
Design Consultant: Jim Richards, PES Design Group
Equipment Supplier: PES Design Group
Interior Designer: Paragon Solutions
General Contractor: Leon Baine, Morgan Wyatt LLC

With a name like Gas N Wash, it would be undestandable for one to assume this store specializes in car washes. And while the Mokena, Ill.-based business operates a prominent car wash and dog wash, the convenience store is also well know for many of its in-store attributes.

One such attribute is its beer cave, The Market Brew House. Whether customer want a pale ale, stout, bock or hefeweizen, or their palette prefers something simpler like a lager or pilsner, Gas N Wash's beer cave provides plenty of options.

The 3,950-square-foot-store, located at the intersection of 191st Street and 88th Avenue 34 miles west of Chicago, certainly stands out for The Market Brew House. But the 24/7 c-store - opened in February 2013 - has plenty more to offer, starting with a Dunkin' Donuts location, liquor, lottery, tobaccoproducts, candy and snacks, beverage fountains and a variety of grab-and-go food offerings.

Gas N Wash even provides video games for both the young and young at heart. In fact, those who play video games for 30 minutes or more are entitled to receive a free $10 car wash.

Food, convenience, car wash, grab-and-go and a doughnut. What more could you want?

The c-store welcomes recreational vehicles, construction vehicles and trucks to it's location. At the pump, Gas N Wash sells three grades of unleaded fuel, E85, diesel, and diesel exhaust fluid. Propane filling services are also available.

At PES Design Group we are specialists in Restaurant, Food Service and C-store design and have a staff of knowledgeable consultants with over 25 years of experience in planning innovative, attractive, efficient and profitable c-store facilities. We will use our years of experience to design innovation and uniqueness into your project helping you to set yourself apart from the rest. We can provide you with a remodel design that will help you achieve a greater positive customer experience, top your competition and increase profits!

C-store and Food Service Consultant, Jim Richards (Sr)
Don't take our word for it! Visit our portfolio page at for a list and photos of projects our consultants have done during their 25+ years in the C-store Design Industry as well as testimonials from very satisfied clients.

Call us today for a FREE consultation about your remodel project! 800.850.6638

We are waiting to serve YOU!
PES Design Group
Food Service and C-Store Design Specialists



About the Author

Jim Richards is a Principal Design Consultant and C-store Specialist with the PES Design Group, Midwest Office. During his 25 years of experience in the C-store Design Industry, Jim has designed many c-stores that are modern, innovative, efficient and most importantly... PROFITABLE.

*reprinted with changes from Convenience Store News for the Single Store Owner, October 2014, page 32.

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