Brock University Guernsey Market New Starbucks Fit-Out


Brock University Guernsey Market New Starbucks Fit-Out


500 Glenridge Ave, St. Catharines, ON L2S 3A1


Interior Renvations

Date Completed



Brock University



Located in the lower level of the Schmon Tower, the Guernsey Market is a central hub for retail dining at Brock University. Guernsey Market features a wide variety of options from soup and salad, pizza, healthy grab and go choices as well as your traditional grill favourites.  Guernesy Market is a great destination to grab a meal or a quick snack on campus. It’s home to the delectable 360 Degree Grill (sizzling salads, stir-fries, and burritos), Smoked Meat Station, Pizza Station, Gourmet Salad Bar, Bakery Station, a Smoothie Station, and many other stations offering amazingly fresh food and local produce. 

In late 2019, Brock University contracted Ritestart to enhance some of the mechanical, electrical, and architectural/structural features of Guernsey Market, and construct a new Starbucks Fit-Out. The front of house work consisted of complete drywall, complete ceiling work, lighting installation, floor and wall tile repairs/installation, FRP counter height on back line behind casework, plumbing stub ups and floor penetrations completed, electrical stub ups, and preparing the site for casework. The back of house work involved installing the FRP to ceiling height, plumbing stub ups and drains completed (including being prepared for 5-way bypass water filtration), fully completed electrical works, and preparing the space for associated equipment. We also worked closely with the chosen Starbucks installer, as requested by Brock University, to ensure that all Starbucks equipment was fully operational before project closeout. 

Guernsey Market remained open and active throughout construction, so we constructed temporary walls that acted as a barrier/enclosure while work was carried out to ensure the safety of staff and students.

“Ritestart Limited has been the General Contractor on Project 61-2019, Improvements to Guernsey Market Hall – Starbucks and Guernsey Market Kitchen Area. They successfully completed the renovations within the specified tight timelines. During construction Ritestart demonstrated complete flexibility in order to ensure safety and a minimal disruption to students, faculty and staff in an active University environment. Their professionalism and co-operative approach while working with Brock’s Food Service Provider and Starbucks’ representatives facilitated the project delivery. I would certainly recommend Ritestart Limited for any future University project.” – John Rizzo, CET., PMP. Senior Project Manager, Capital Projects and Project Management