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.
Most Viewed Articles
Related Content By Author
Mid-August news features acquisitions, Amazon and avenues of growth
Furniture Retail Solutions
Over the past year, our editorial team has been on the road, studying retail – what's working and what challenges even the most established retailers face. Born from these studies is Furniture Retail Solutions – a multi-part series addressing common problems retailers face. Read our first two articles:
RSA Insights & Intelligence
RSA Insights & Intelligence gives you, the retail sales associates, critical intelligence and insights. We make it easier for you to sell by providing actionable tips and key takeaways you can and should use for every sale. Check out our latest two articles:
* Why buying mattresses online is harder than consumers think
* How RSA can capitalize on the adjustable base boom