Thursday, May 19, 2011

New South End furniture store opens

A new store opened last weekend across from Atherton Mill on South Boulevard, with the owner pledging to focus on selling high-quality, American-made furniture.

High Cotton Home Company is the second store by The Furniture Connector owner Rodney Hines. His other store is off South Boulevard, past Remount Road.

Hines said the 7,000-square-foot High Cotton Home store is meant to be an expression of a "Charlotte" style.

"We are not Atlanta and we're not like any other part of the country,"  said Hines in a press release. "We're a city that is becoming increasingly proud of its own style, and I want High Cotton Home to be the embodiment of the relaxed, yet luxurious style that I see as uniquely Charlotte.""

The store sells furniture from multiple American designers and manufacturers, including Vanguard Furniture in Hickory. High Cotton says it offers more than 50 finish and 1,600 upholstery options.

The new High Cotton Home store could presage something of a furniture renaissance for Charlotte. Stickley Furniture also announced this month that it is opening a second showroom, in addition to its store near SouthPark, in a 36,000-square-foot former Boyles furniture store near Northlake Mall. That location has been empty since Boyles declared bankruptcy during the recession.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

As a native Charlottean, I would be interested to know what Charlotte's unique style is. I don't have any idea.

Anonymous said...

Wrong. Stickley will open near NORTHLAKE, in the old Boyles store.

Anonymous said...

Agree. Their current store is already at SouthPark.

Anonymous said...

Simple. Charlotte's style is a combination of ghetto and elitism.

Anonymous said...

The Sleepy Poet has the cheapest furniture in Charlotte! They are also located on South Boulevard right after Woodlawn. It's a 55,000 sq. ft. warehouse of vendors!!! Fantastic shopping...great prices! Check out the Dumped & Discovered booth...

todd said...

It's hard to believe that someone gets paid to write this

Ely Portillo said...

I prefer to think I'm paid for my mugshot, but it might be the writing.

Anonymous said...

Never gonna make it.

Anonymous said...

It is so sad to see the negativism of it all...if you don't like it...go away or move away

Anonymous said...

Great reply Ely. Keep up the good work.

todd said...

My comment wasn't a jab at Ely but instead at the free advertising that places get just from a column in a newspaper that really isn't news in the traditional sense.

Anonymous said...

What's wrong with promoting local independant businesses?

Anonymous said...

Well I have been in his other store and it is amazing, so I was glad to read the article. If you think Charlotte is nothing but ghetto and elitist (not elitism) maybe you should take your rear out of here. I'm sure you could transfer to a Wal-Mart of your liking.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to check this store out!

Mr. Goodwill Hunting said...

As a frequent tv designer, I am certainly eager to see what this store is bringing to Charlotte.




Rashon aka Mr. Goodwill Hunting

Anonymous said...

I appreciate the info. I'm glad someone is providing it.

Anonymous said...

dis is intersting. im glad dat pople open new stores

England Furniture said...

Thanks for giving info on this opening. What kinds of furniture will be displayed in terms of fabrics vs. leather?

Louise said...

Charlottean! I had no idea what the demonym for someone who lived in Charlotte was. You learn something new every day...

Lazboy said...

It would be nice to know how this store is doing. Thanks for the information

Fred Smith said...

Thanks for sharing! I hope everything is going well. Do you know of any good, new, Boston furniture stores that are in a similar situation. I would like to support any local businesses as much as possible.