Carls Patio to open showroom in Sarasota
Casual Living Staff -- Casual Living, January 7, 2011
Summer Classics’ leaders join with customers and International Home Furnishings Center officials in a ribbon cutting to open its new High Point showroom, IHFC W168.
The new 10,000-ft. Sarasota showroom, at 7492 South Tamiami Trail, further extends the presence of Carls Patio up Florida's Gulf Coast. Carls Patio currently has Gulf Coast locations in downtown Naples, North Naples and Fort Myers.
"We have been extremely pleased with the overall performance of our stores on the West coast of Florida," Ecoff said. "There is a good sense of style here and the consumers have responded well to our selection of outdoor furnishings and accessories. It is our intention to continue our expansion north to Tampa and beyond in the coming years."
Carls Patio is part of a retail outdoor furniture group that also includes six locations in California and the e-commerce Web site, PatioFurniture.com. Originally a part of the Carls Furniture company, Ecoff and current members of management enlisted the investment firm of Weinberg and Bell of Cleveland, Ohio to break away in 2008.
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