LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lamps Plus Inc. today announced that its next new store will open in Summer 2017 at The Arboretum, an open-air marketplace in Austin, Texas.
The Austin location will be the nation’s largest lighting retailer’s 39th store and third in Texas with stores in Plano and Arlington. Lamps Plus, a 40-year-old multi-channel retailer with a successful e-commerce site, last opened a new store in 2009.
With the company’s smallest floor plan among stores, the Austin location will offer a new format for Lamps Plus showcasing lighting fixtures in a more open space. The store set-up will also highlight the company’s continuing growth in home furnishings and accessories, showing how those products complement its renowned lighting fixtures.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau report from May 2016, Austin is among the 10 fastest-growing cities in the country.
“Austin has a highly desirable population based on economic, artistic, educational and trend-setting reasons,” said Terre Wellington, senior vice president of store operations for Lamps Plus. “Since our store growth strategy is extremely selective and measured, we were looking for a vibrant city to include our highly successful retail store business and Austin fits our strict criteria. We have high expectations for our Austin store and we also know that the city’s creative population will have an influence on the future of our business.”
Construction has begun at the future Lamps Plus store location, which had been occupied for 16 years by a retail store that moved to another Austin shopping district.
Located at 10000 Research Blvd., The Arboretum sees over 100,000 monthly visitors and is home to more than 40 retailers and restaurants, including the Gap, Barnes & Noble and The Cheesecake Factory.
“With two existing Texas stores and a successful e-commerce site at LampsPlus.com, we continue to add customers in the state,” said Wellington. “Our Austin store is important to expand our customer base throughout the Southwest.”
Photos of the future Austin store space at The Arboretum are here: http://bit.ly/2mBn2Ol.
About Lamps Plus
Established in 1976 and headquartered in Los Angeles, Lamps Plus has become the nation’s largest lighting retailer, operating a successful e-commerce business, mobile site and over three dozen retail stores in the western United States. As the leader in the lighting industry for over four decades, Lamps Plus designs and manufactures a wide assortment of exclusive and patented lighting styles including the Color Plus™ collection and lamps with customizable art shades that are artisan handmade to order. To assist consumers, a staff of American Lighting Association trained experts is available in the company call center and in all stores. The Lamps Plus family includes Lamps Plus Professionals, Lamps Plus Hospitality and LampsPlusOpenBox.com. The entire product catalog of functional and decorative lighting, furniture and home décor can be found at www.LampsPlus.com.