Morton schedules Louisville Market for May
May 19, 2015,
HIGH POINT — Scott Morton, who has promoted the Tunica Furniture Market for the past two years, has a new location and new timing for next year.
It’s the Louisville Furniture Market, set for May 25-26, 2016, in the 1.1 million square-foot Louisville (Ky.) Expo Center.
“That’s who I’m after — the people that don’t go to the other shows,” he said.
It’s quite a turnabout from his marketing for the former Tunica, Miss., show, which was held in early January and emphasized the timing as ideal to order goods in time for tax refund season. But bitterly cold weather, at least for Mississippi, hurt attendance. The total space available in Tunica, 50,000 square feet, also would limit future growth, he said.
Guests won’t have to worry about frostbite in May in Louisville. Morton said the city advertises that more than half the population of the country can get to the city on a tank of gas. For those who want to fly, the Expo Center is one exit from the airport, he said.
He said he is working on a hotel deal for the market.
“I want to fill a void for retailers that need a short, inexpensive, productive, down-to-earth market,” Morton said.
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