Key Food has relocated its corporate headquarters from Staten Island to Old Bridge, New Jersey, and construction is now complete. Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, provided interior architecture and design, as well as branding, services for the project and announced the completion of the new office in a press release on December 21.
Founded in 1937, Key Food Stores Co-op, Inc. is a cooperative of independently owned supermarkets located in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Florida. Key Food has strong New York roots and its company history and culture inspired much of the design at its new HQ.
Located at 100 Matawan Road, Matawan, New Jersey, Key Food now spans two floors of a Class A office building, totaling 38,000 square feet, and includes a reception area, open and private offices, conference rooms, a fitness center, a wellness room, and multiple break rooms featuring custom millwork.
The project also features a dedicated executive suite and a test kitchen facility for recipe creation and demonstration. Ware Malcomb capitalized on the existing window line to provide ample natural light throughout and employee comfort and well-being were definitely a consideration with sit-to-stand workstations and an on-site fitness center.
“The new corporate office was designed to promote Key Food’s strong company culture and tell a story throughout the space,” said Marlyn Zucosky, Director, Interior Architecture & Design of Ware Malcomb’s New Jersey offices. “Ware Malcomb focused on creating a space offering productivity and efficiency throughout the departments for their growing team, while upholding the innovation and values of Key Food.”
Ware Malcomb’s in-house branding studio used Key Food’s New York roots and 80-plus-year history to define the design with large-format graphics of historic black and white photos wrapping workspaces and amenity areas and meeting rooms named after New York City boroughs.
CBRE was the broker and project manager and Unity Construction Services, Inc. was the general contractor on this project.