Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Alexander Scott moving to Myers Park Center

Alexander Scott, the interior store that's been a fixture on East Blvd. for three years, plans to move next month to a new space on Providence Road.

The current store, located in the gated McColl building at 208 East Blvd., will close on Jan. 31, co-owner David Newcombe said. The new location is in the former Paul Simon store on Providence Road, in the Myers Park Center next to the new Mega Harris Teeter. Newcombe expects to open in early February.

"We love the building, but East Blvd. is a tough street to be on," said Newcombe. Many of Alexander Scott's customers come from Myers Park and Eastover. "We're not on their beaten path. We're going to go to their neighborhood so we can be more accessible to them."

The new store will be smaller than the current location, with 25 vendors selling home goods and accessories. That's down from 70 at the East Blvd. store. Newcombe said that the smaller space offered a chance to pare the store's selection.

"I really wanted to streamline it and bring the best of the best," he said. "If it's too big, it becomes very redundant."

Alexander Scott is a multi-merchant store, meaning multiple vendors lease space to sell their goods there. Other multi-merchant stores in Charlotte include Blacklion and Slate.

"Multi-merchant marketplaces are everywhere, so it's paramount we set ourselves apart," said Newcombe.