Naples, FL – June 2, 2015 – Luxury home furnishings retailer Clive Daniel Home will open its second store in early 2016 in Boca Raton, Fla., with plans for using the new showroom as a springboard for additional expansion on Florida’s East Coast. A special ground breaking ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday, June 23 at 10 a.m. at 1351 Boca Raton Boulevard in Boca Raton.
“We’ve been scouring the East Coast for nearly three years for the perfect location,” said Daniel Lubner, president and CEO. The Boca Raton store will be built from the ground up on Glades Road, a thoroughfare between Federal Highway and Interstate 95, a site that Lubner considers “the sweet spot of Boca,” and the ideal starting point for expansion into the new territory. The store will employ about 65, including 25 professional interior designers plus an extension of the company’s Hospitality Division.
The upscale retailer has invested about $12 million in the project, Lubner said, with $8 million slated for construction on the 70,000 square foot two-level building.
“In making this size of a financial commitment,” added Lubner, “we had to be certain that the timing, location and
market conditions all aligned. While the area is filled with exceptional designers, we believe that retail has a major void for the mid-high end.” Clive Daniel Home’s sales have grown steadily, increasing about 30% between 2013 and 2014.Butters Construction & Development, one of South Florida’s most respected commercial design/build companies, will build the furniture showroom. According to CEO Malcolm Butters, “This facility will be one of the most upscale retail stores in Boca Raton, and will definitely be a ‘must-stop’ destination for anyone looking to buy home furnishings in South Florida.”
“Like our store in Naples, the Boca showroom will feature a total home concept,” said Lubner. “Everything for a customer’s residential design will be under one roof. In addition to furnishings and accessories, the new Clive Daniel Home will offer area rugs, cabinetry, custom window treatments, flooring, re-upholstery, home automation, gift boutique, art shop and lighting. Our designers will also provide guidance to the customer who is building a ‘spec’ home or the developer who requires help furnishing models. Our Hospitality Division has worked with scores of hoteliers and commercial clients in the renovation or revitalization of a country club, community center, bank, and public spaces.”
Clive Daniel Home shared its intentions to head southeast in 2012, shortly after the November 2011 opening of its first 87,000-sq.-ft. store in Naples. “From a merchandising, accounting and logistical perspective, we were set from day one to have a multi-store operation,” added Lubner. “Since opening in Naples, we have maintained the core team in merchandising and logistics from our days leading the former Robb & Stucky.” (That chain closed and reemerged from bankruptcy protection under new ownership as Robb & Stucky International, reopening in early 2012 in Fort Myers, FL.)
In Boca Raton, Lubner said he expects a crossover in styles and manufacturing with its Naples store, but added it also will be merchandised with specialty items geared toward the tastes of Florida’s East Coast that are not shown in Naples.
Since opening three and a half years ago, Clive Daniel Home has won 78 awards from local, regional and national publications as well as building industry organizations for interior design and marketing excellence. Included in the impressive list of honors is an Emmy® nomination for a television commercial, consistently being named the Best Furniture Showroom in various competitions and selection as one of the top 50 furniture business in the United States, one of only four from Florida.
During this same time, the furnishings retailer has garnered dozens of accolades from prestigious competitions such as the Auroras (for a 12-state region) and Sand Dollar awards from the Lee and Collier County building industry associations. They plan the same commitment to their new showroom and retail operation in Boca Raton.
Contact Daniel Lubner at 239-292-3717.