Stickley Shows Off in Charlotte
Thomas Russell -- Furniture Today, September 29, 2011
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Case goods and upholstery manufacturer L. & J.G. Stickley opened its second store here on Sept. 1.
The 36,664-square-foot company-owned store is at 7215 Smith Corners Blvd., near I-77 and Harris Boulevard.
Formerly a Boyles Furniture showroom, the store will operate under the name Stickley, Audi & Co. The Audi name represents the mother and son executive team of Aminy Audi, president and CEO, and Edward Audi, executive vice president.
In addition to Stickley product, the showroom displays a number of other brands including Marge Carson, Ferguson Copeland, Hancock & Moore, Century, John Widdicomb, Keno Bros., Nichols & Stone, Henkel-Harris, Southwood Reproductions and Lillian August.
It also showcases Stickley designer rugs and premium Shifman bedding as well as decorative accessories and lighting.
The showroom staff includes designers who make house calls and offer other professional interior design services.
|The newest Stickley store, which opened Sept. 1 in Charlotte, N.C., is a 36,664-square-foot
former Boyles Furniture store at 7215 Smith Corners Blvd.|
|The entrance to the Stickley Mission area of the new
showroom features historical and biographical display panels
about the 111-year-old company.|
|Among the participants in the ribbon cutting ceremony are
Pat McCrory (in tan jacket), left, former mayor of Charlotte;
Edward Audi and Aminy Audi of Stickley; James Mitchell,
Charlotte City Council member, and Mark Sobiech, Stickley
|Stickley invited North Carolina artist Bob Timberlake to
the opening of its Charlotte showroom. Timberlake has a
licensing partnership with Century Furniture, whose products
are sold in the store. From left are Alex Shuford III, Century;
Aminy Audi, Stickley; Timberlake and Edward Audi, Stickley.|
"This is an exciting new chapter in the 111-year-old Stickley history, in one of the most important markets in the United States," Aminy Audi said in a statement. "Our extensive and exciting product offering and our family's and staff's commitment to providing unparalleled customer service will offer a very enjoyable and satisfying shopping experience for the residents of Charlotte. With two modern, state-of-the art furniture and design showrooms, we're better able to serve this growing area of the country. And we're pleased to introduce a new retail name that pays tribute to two families whose love for and devotion to Stickley have been intertwined since 1928."
The store is the company's 14th retail location. The other Charlotte location is a 12,000-square-foot store that opened in 2008 in the South Park area.
Stickley's other company stores are in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Colorado.
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