Abandoned Marsh: Maplecrest Road in Fort Wayne

This Marsh Supermarket in Muncie, Indiana was my twenty-fourth entry into the series. It opened as one of the company’s first “Lifestyle” stores in 2004. It closed two years later as the company was being purchased by Sun Capital Partners. Today, the building is vacant despite several attempts to repurpose it.

Abandoned Marsh #27. My own work.

“Abandoned Marsh” was my project to stylistically document the Marsh supermarkets closed by Sun Capital Partners, an investment firm that owned the home-grown company for the final decade of its eighty-six year history. Marsh was a regional grocery store chain that was founded in Muncie and eventually grew to encompass 157 supermarkets, 154 convenience stores, three florists, two catering services, and a restaurant. The last Marsh supermarket closed in 2017.

Instead of taking pictures of the buildings, I decided to create 18×24 vector files in Adobe Illustrator, focusing on the complexity of their angles and how shadows and highlights interacted with them. 

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