• Clint Engel

Bassett enters Pittsburgh with 91st store

PITTSBURGH — Bassett Furniture Inds., has opened a Bassett Home Furnishings store here , continuing the expansion of its Top 100 dedicated store network.

The company-owned 12,750-square-foot showroom in The Block Northway Mall on McKnight Road is located in a major retail corridor and is the 91st in the dedicated store network. It follows corporate store openings earlier this year in King of Prussia, Pa.; Westbury, N.Y., and Culver City, Calif., as well as a the opening of a relocated Scottsdale, Ariz., showroom and a licensee-operated store opened in Kansas City, Mo.

“This venture is the latest effort in our primary corporate growth strategy — the expansion of our retail store network,” Bassett Chairman a CEO Rob Spilman said in a release.

An additional seven to nine stores are slated to open next year, including in Wichita, Kan.; Chandler, Ariz., Las Vegas; Oklahoma City and El Paso, Texas. Spilman said the company looks “forward to exposing the Bassett brand and our products and services to communities through the Unites States."

The new Pittsburgh store offers complimentary decorating and design consultation, with designers available to help create custom furnishings, define the customer’s decorating style, establish a budget, make a house call, or offer a professional design opinion, the company said. The store includes a dedicated design space for showcasing is customization capabilities across the dining room, living room and bedroom categories.

“The city of Pittsburgh and the surrounding region have undergone a stunning transformation over the past 20 years, and we are thrilled to enter this vibrant market,” Spilman said.

The Bassett Home Furnishings store network is No. 28 on Furniture Today’s Top 100 with estimated furniture, bedding and accessory sales of $358.9 million for the fiscal year ended Nov. 26.

Clint EngelClint Engel | Senior Retail Editor, Furniture Today

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