Shaded Parking Spots at Signature Marketplace

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Patrons of the new signature Fry’s Marketplace in Phoenix will enjoy a “cooler” shopping experience thanks to the 77 shaded parking spaces that cover a majority of the parking lot. Our sleek X-11 Solar Eclipse shade structures are one of the main state-of-the-art amenities that can be found at Fry’s premiere Signature Marketplace superstore on Shea Boulevard in Phoenix, Arizona.

The unique curve of the Apollo X-11 Solar Eclipse is engineered to optimize shade and solar protection – reducing the damage caused by ultraviolet radiation, heat and hail. Utilizing a modular concept, the X-11 is designed to be interconnected to form infinite lengths of continuous shade without gaps in sun protection.

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Parking lots are known to be major heat islands – areas that tend to be extremely warmer than their surrounding areas. This is particularly true in Arizona’s harsh climate conditions. Everyone who lives in Arizona understands the value of shade and most customers would actively seek out stores with shaded parking spots that provide a cool barrier from the hot sun. You know it’s hot when the best parking space is determined by shade instead of distance.


Apollo Sunguard’s Sunguard Shade Cloth® is known for its great strength, vibrant colors and durability. It is made of a high-density polyethylene fabric, with ultraviolet additives. The breathable desert sand color fabric shading the Fry’s parking lot allows for air flow and drops the temperature up to 20 degrees, while filtering 96% of the harmful ultraviolet radiation.

The new Fry’s Marketplace store had been closed since April while it was being transformed into Fry’s flagship Arizona supermarket. In addition to the shaded parking, the upscale store features valet parking, custom car washes, a cooking school, wine bar and expanded selections of organic produce and high-end meats. The 136,000-square-foot location offers services, products and features not available at any other Fry’s supermarkets or other stores operated by its Cincinnati-based parent, Kroger Co. This flagship store could be the first in a string of Signature Marketplaces. Read More

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