Architecture & Interior Design

table by Market District

Pittsburgh-based supermarket chain Giant Eagle Inc. hired DLA+ to provide architectural and interior design services for the new Market District grocery store in The Bridges development in Carmel, Indiana.

Architect of Record
DLA+ Architecture & Interior Design
Giant Eagle / AETOS Construction Company
Interior Design
Construction Administration
Completion Date

Project Challenges and Outcomes


The task was to design a restaurant that could function as a standalone, full-service restaurant within Giant Eagle Market District’s flagship grocery store in Indiana. The store, which would need to adhere to strict aesthetic and zoning guidelines, was to be an anchor in a new development, The Bridges, in the affluent neighborhood of Carmel. A restaurant within the store was a fairly new concept at the time and would need to offer a special, enhanced consumer experience to stand out in a busy supermarket environment.


Design of the Market District facade was inspired by prairie style architecture in accordance with the landscape and aesthetic of the community. The full-service restaurant includes a bar area, open kitchen, and outdoor seating area with fire pit feature.