Robb & Stucky International building Naples showroom
Casual Living Staff -- Casual Living, May 7, 2012
Robb & Stucky International is expanding to Naples after opening its flagship showroom in Fort Myers in January 2012.
The company broke ground Friday, unveiling plans for a new 60,000-sq.-ft., two-level showroom in downtown Naples. Located at the corner of US 41, one block north of 5th Avenue between 3rd and 4th Avenues South in downtown Naples, the building's architectural design is transitional West Indies, designed to integrate within the existing architecture in downtown Naples. The Naples store will be the second Robb & Stucky International showroom to open under the company's new ownership and will bring 30 additional new jobs to the region.
"We are looking forward to joining the Naples community and to providing our expert interior design services and the finest merchandise and accessories from the world's leading manufacturers and designers to an expanded customer base," said Steven Lush, President of Robb & Stucky International. "Since opening the Fort Myers showroom, Robb & Stucky International has been well received by our clientele. We are consistently exceeding our sales projections and look forward to continued growth."
Construction of the new building will begin immediately. MHK Architecture & Planning is the architectural firm and DeAngelis Diamond Construction, Inc. is the builder. Both firms are local and are based in Naples. "Robb & Stucky is a catalyst for the next wave of economic and retail stimulus for Naples," said Naples Mayor John Sorey during the groundbreaking. "Robb & Stucky International is a company of the character that best reflects the needs and culture of Naples."
"We are excited about creating a beautiful new building in downtown Naples, and bringing new jobs and economic growth to the community," Lush said. "From a design standpoint, we wanted a building that had a ‘Florida' feel to it, but also one that reflected changes in today's lifestyle - more relaxed and slightly more casual. The store features six distinct lifestyles. Each one offers an exploration into a different design perspective. The store's interior is bright, with lots of natural light. The layout is open, making it a fun and easy store to shop. We think the store will offer a unique experience; there will be nothing else quite like in Florida or anywhere else in the country."
The company anticipates completion of the project in the fourth quarter of 2012, with a grand opening planned for early 2013. Robb & Stucky continues to search for additional locations in Florida.
Robb & Stucky International offers the full complement of expert interior design services and exquisite home interiors for a fresh and unique shopping experience. For hours of operations and more information, call 239-415-2800 or visit www.RobbStuckyIntl.com.
Pictured left to right are Erik Young, MHK Architecture & Planning; Doug Finlay and Dee Sulick, City of Naples Councilmembers; Mayor John Sorey, City of Naples; Eric Chien, Vice President and CFO, Robb & Stucky; Steve Lush, President, Robb & Stucky; Jay Waltbillig, Principal/Vice-President, DeAngelis Diamond Construction, Inc. and Matthew Kragh, President, MHK Architecture & Planning
Rendering of Robb & Stucky International in Naples