Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, an internationally acclaimed home furnishings company, plans to open a flagship store in Leawood’s Town Center Crossing.
The North Carolina-based company plans a spring 2015 opening for the 10,000-square-foot store at 4563 W. 119th St., in the current Z Gallerie spot. Z Gallerie will relocate in the center.
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams will offer upholstered and slipcovered furniture, armoires, beds, dining tables, chests, coffee tables, lighting, area rugs, accessories, artwork, and an exclusive bespoke bed linen collection.
The store will be dog-friendly with free treats and dog beds in fabrics that will coordinate with customers’ sofas.
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Much of the merchandise on the selling floor will be in stock. Customers, as well as the design trade, also can custom-order pieces that will be delivered in just six short weeks in most situations.
The founders said they selected Town Center Crossing because they wanted to be surrounded by other dynamic retailers like their new Leawood neighbors the Apple Store and North restaurant.
The Leawood location is the latest in a growing number of signature stores for the Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams brand. Other signature stores include SoHo in New York City, Beverly Hills, Chicago, Boston, Miami, St. Louis, Denver, and Washington, D.C.
Its products also are sold in national chains and fine independent home-furnishings retailers nationwide.
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams was founded 25 years ago. Gold had worked in the furniture business and said Williams had a great sense of style. They planned on a small company for a loyal group of clients, but word spread. They not only grew their market, customers began asking for them to expand their line.
The company’s trend-setting furniture can be spotted on such TV shows as The Good Wife, The Office, Sex & the City, Will & Grace, and Celebrity Apprentice.
Gold said comfort has been the cornerstone for the furniture company — comfortable to sit in, comfortable to look at and comfortable in price.
Z Gallerie, which opened in Town Center Crossing in mid-2008, closed Monday and is relocating to a 12,000-square-foot space at 4419 W. 119th St. in the center. It plans to reopen later this month.
Legends Outlets updates
▪ Jose Pepper’s Border Grill & Cantina plans to open Wednesday at 1851 Village West Parkway, Suite K131, Kansas City, Kan. The locally owned company was founded in 1988 and has more than a dozen restaurants in Kansas and Missouri.
▪ Eddie Bauer Outlet is now open at 1813 Village West Parkway, Suite Q116, Kansas City, Kan. The shop sells men’s and women’s coats, vests, khakis, sleepwear, jeans, shirts, accessories and more, at discounted prices.
Frida’s Taqueria relocating
Less than three years after opening in Overland Park, Frida’s Taqueria is relocating.
The locally-owned fast-casual concept recently closed in The Fountains. It plans to reopen by mid-December at 6705 W. 119th St. in La Paloma Plaza, just west of the Fountains.
Ivan Marquez, founder and owner of Frida’s Taqueria, said he will nearly double his space in the new location and it offers more visibility. He also plans to offer some new menu items.
Marquez also owns a full-service Overland Park restaurant, Frida’s Contemporary Mexican Cuisine at 7200 W. 121st St.
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