Friday, May 6, 2011

Stickley's opens 2nd furniture showroom - in old Boyles building

New York-based furniture manufacturer Stickley has closed on a 36,000-square-foot building near Northlake Mall to turn into its second showroom here - and hopefully turn a new leaf in the hard-hit furniture market.

The building, at 7215 Smith Corners Boulevard, was formerly a showroom for Boyles Furniture. Conover-based Hendricks Furniture Group, which operated 34 stores including all the former Boyles locations. The company went belly-up during the recession, briefly emerged from bankruptcy and then announced it was liquidating its two remaining stores late last year.

The new showroom, which will carry Stickley and other furniture brands, is expected to open in mid-August. Stickley said its current showroom, at Sharon and Colony Roads, will remain open.

"At a time when many furniture manufacturers are closing their doors or reducing their footprints, we feel blessed to be in a position to expand," said Stickley CEO Aminy Audi in a statement.

Terms of the sale weren't disclosed. The property was valued at $3.2 million in this year's tax revaluation.


Ondrej from Cottage Furniture said...

Good to know Stickley's is expanding.