The grand opening for the brand new Albemarle, N.C., Ashley HomeStore is deliberate for mid-to-late July.
ALBEMARLE, N.C. — Broad River Retail, a number one Ashley HomeStore licensee, is planning to open a brand new retailer in Albemarle, N.C., later this summer time.
The Ashley HomeStore location, which is slated to open in mid-to-late July, might be 23,500 sq. toes and is positioned off NC Hwy. 24/27 in a former Workplace Max location.
“The situation is mainly the beginning of retail in Albemarle off the principle thoroughfare street,” mentioned Charlie Malouf, Broad River Retail president and CEO. “We just lately opened a retailer within the city of Wilson, N.C., and have moved into a number of different smaller cities. The shops do properly with bringing the idea nearer to the neighborhoods. This city is taken into account a part of the Charlotte metro space which is a excessive progress market, and it’s an A+ retail location.”
Malouf mentioned that Broad River has gone into Workplace Max places prior to now and is snug retrofitting a retailer of this dimension. The Broad River group noticed the shop in Albemarle in the summertime of 2017 and began planning for the brand new location then. Malouf mentioned these new places occur with a whole lot of cautious planning.
“You might have heard the quote that the best time to plant a tree was 20 years in the past, and the second greatest time is right now,” Malouf mentioned. “If you happen to equate that to retail shops, one of the best time to be purchasing for a location was two years in the past, however the second greatest time is right now.”
The corporate opened 4 new shops final yr. To this point this yr, the brand new Spartanburg, S.C., location opened in February, with plans for the grand reopening of the Gastonia, N.C., location over Memorial Day weekend. These might be adopted by opening of the substitute retailer in Augusta, Ga., then the brand new Asheville, N.C., retailer in June, adopted by this new Albemarle location and the brand new location in Anderson, S.C., set to open in August.
Malouf mentioned Broad River plans to carry on a couple of dozen new individuals for the Albemarle location.