Last September Restoration Hardware said it would open a high end furniture and home decor store in the space previously occupied by LouisBoston on Newbury Street.
In December, blogger George Whalin wrote about these new stores. According to Wahlin, the first of these newly designed stores opened in San Francisco, followed by Los Angeles and Houston, and all the properties appear to have a much broader selection of furniture, high-quality linens, bath fixtures, accessories, chandeliers, and lamps than are found in the company’s traditional stores.
With the L.A. and Houston storefronts at 24,000 and 25,000 square feet respectively, it seems unlikely the Boston location would use all of the space available to them. According to the real estate listing the building can accommodate 40,000 square feet. Does this mean the part of the building which was reserved for restaurant space will remain? Let’s hope so.
Check out the beautiful San Francisco “Design Gallery” from Restoration Hardware to get an idea of what you can expect when the store opens.