Convenience doesn’t have to be tired and soulless. Fresh grocery items and an optional full-service deli are staples at this go-to neighborhood market.
The future has arrived, and it’s at our fuel stations. Upscale design and high-tech checkout options provide hurried customers with the ultimate convenience.
Our Express formats are comfortable and convenient for shopping malls, office buildings, or any campus setting. Their smaller footprints are easy to staff, clean, and stock.
The Street Corner Urban Market concept sets us miles apart from traditional, mainstream convenience stores that lack soul and vision. Becoming a Street Corner franchise owner is a proven way to affordably build your own business, and you’ll gain access to high-quality design plans, vendors, and hands-on training.
Franchise of the Quarter – 3rd Quarter 2022 Sham Birla
Street Corner Urban Market
Metro At Main
Street Corner is proud to recognize Sham Birla as our Franchise of the Quarter, 3rd Quarter 2022.
Street Corner Urban Market has successfully opened in the city of Corona, California, within the apartment complex at Metro at Main. It’s the first kind of convenience store in the entire Riverside County. This family-run store has been strategically placed to serve the wonderful residential community as well as the people of Corona with snacks, fresh food, drinks, and more.
“We are lucky to be able to be in this area as the customers are supportive and happy about our presence,” says Sham. “In return, we will ensure that we take care of our customers and their needs. Thank you to Street Corner for allowing us to be flexible and providing the opportunity for success in this family venture.”
Sham and staff pride their approach of communicating with customers and actively listening to their feedback.
There’s a gap in the marketplace between large-scale grocery stores and tiny convenience stores, and the Urban Market is here to fill that gap. Located in mixed-use environments within dense population centers, the Urban Market’s high traffic and visibility make it a hub of activity. With its sleek and refined decor, the store’s fresh, inviting look consistently attracts a diverse customer base that includes professionals, students, building residents, and families. While other industry players often rely on mediocre food offerings, our Urban Markets offer fresh, appealing, flavorful and, where possible, locally sourced options (think fresh breads, coffee and espresso-style drinks, and craft beer). A wide selection of grocery items and quick-serve prepared foods are intended to maximize profits, while our finish-to-order program is designed with speed of service in mind and keeps production costs down. Additionally, customers are encouraged to sit and stay awhile as they enjoy their snacks and beverages. And because the urban lifestyle doesn’t always conform to business hours, the Urban Market store format may offer building residents the opportunity to purchase essentials outside of operating hours. With this option, occupants can gain access via electronic access control, then shop for items, and scan their merchandise at a self-checkout.
On our corner, you’ll find more than just gas and Gatorade. Technology meets convenience in the fuel station format, which provides customers with a variety of grab-and-go essentials and freshly prepared food products, a coffee bar, optional full-service deli, and even an electric car charging station. Additionally, this store’s upscale design — complete with ceramic distressed wood-look flooring and well-marked departments — is inviting to both locals and travelers passing through. And because shoppers are typically on the move when making a pitstop at a Street Corner Urban Market fuel station, we make speed and efficiency our top priority. Purchases can be made in-store, via drive-through, or at the pump. In addition to manned registers, optional self-checkout kiosks ensure customer ease and help keep staffing costs low. Touch screens at the pump allow customers to pay for gas and merchandise in a single transaction, with the option to have their purchases delivered to their vehicle via overhead conveyor.
At Street Corner’s Express stores, we bring convenience back into fashion. These stores are built using the latest design concepts, high-quality decor, and attention-grabbing exterior signage — all ensuring a welcoming and enjoyable shopping experience for a captive audience of office employees, mall shoppers, or any campus environment. Additionally, an Express store is a safe, friendly, and comfortable environment in which to do business. Express stores offer some of our most economical start-up costs, typically come with favorable long-term leases ensuring franchise owners maximize profits, they require the least amount of staffing and maintenance, and require lower operating and inventory costs. And that’s something that never goes out of style.
Ready for more than one store? Street Corner also offers a Territory Representative Agreement (TRA) that provides a Master Franchisee with a guaranteed, protected territory in which they may develop their own network of stores (this may include any of the three store formats). Under such an agreement, the Master Franchisee remains active in selling, real estate, and store visits within their territory — and Street Corner corporate handles all branding, systems, and accounting. Half the franchise fee and half the royalties are paid to the Master Franchisee, and they have the ability to sell stores to other parties. Royalties are paid to the Master Franchisee as long as the location remains a Street Corner store (which could be decades). Pricing and additional requirements: pricing for a TRA is based on the size of the territory and the Master Franchisee must build at least one store. Each agreement will specify what number of stores must be opened by the Master Franchisee or sold within a predetermined time frame. Legal compliance with local franchise law is the responsibility of the Master Franchisee.