Room & Board announces new Boston store
June 28, 2012,
BOSTON — Minnesota-based Top 100 retailer Room & Board has announced plans to open its first New England store here in late 2013, the Boston Globe reported.
The 39,000-square-foot multilevel store will be at 407 Newbury St., at the corner of Massachusetts Avenue, the paper reported. It will occupy the entire four-story building, which dates back to 1908 and is owned by Kensington Investment Co., the paper said.
The company also has plans to open a 27,500-square-foot store at University Village in Seattle this fall, according to the Top 100 report.
In a press release, the company said that a new, modern glass structure will be added to the rear of the Boston building. The building also will include a second-floor terrace and a sidewalk area that will display a selection of modern furniture and accessories from the company's outdoor line.
The paper reported that Boston Urban Partners and Tegra Group helped Room & Board in its search to identify the property and that the Minneapolis office of the global architecture firm Gensler will work with the retailer on the store's interior design.