Tight space design: Munchy Mart, University of Northern Colorado

Designing around three columns was just one of many of the Munchy Mart's challenges.

Lindsey Ramsey, Contributing Editor

To mange the product in the store Brown contracted with an outside vendor, but he advises to keep an eye on product as a way to make a small space succeed.

"You need to maximize the space you do have, so you have to decide what your top-selling items are," Brown says. "Vendors want you to carry everything, but you can’t in a limited space. So you need to focus on what your customers want and base your design on those wants. Make it a destination."