Carls Patio opens two more stores
Casual Living Staff -- Casual Living, March 7, 2008
Outdoor furniture specialist Carls Patio opened new showrooms in Naples, Fla. and Agoura Hills, Calif., at the end of February. The Coconut Creek, Fla.-based retailer now has 12 showrooms in Florida and three in Southern California as they continue their expansion in both markets.
The new location in downtown Naples, a 10,000-foot freestanding building, was made possible by recent yielding real estate values not previously available in the sizzling Southwest Florida market.
Gary Ecoff, President of Carls Patio called the new acquisition an opportunity to solidify its position on Florida’s West Coast. “We are committed to the steady growth of our company and will continue to secure locations that make sense both economically and within the parameters of our expansion goals,” Ecoff said.
The new California location in the Thousand Oaks area of the Conejo Valley marks the first new opening for the 54-year-old Berks luxury outdoor furniture brand, which Carls Patio acquired in June 2005. The California division is headed by Lyle Ecoff, a 20-year veteran of the casual industry and Gary Ecoff’s brother.
“We are very excited to begin to leverage the Berks name,” Gary Ecoff said. “They have been an institution for over five decades in the Los Angeles market area, and we now have the opportunity to use that as foundation for future expansion throughout Southern California.”
The 17,000-ft. Agoura showroom co-anchors a newly developed 120,000-ft. furniture center along with Ethan Allen and a number of other independently owned furniture operators.
Established in 1993 as a division of Carls Furniture, Carls Patio operates 14 retail showrooms as well as its trade showroom Terrace 436, located within the Design Center of the Americas (DCOTA) in Dania Beach, Fla.