Restoration Hardware has set a late summer reopening in Leawood — 4 1/2 years after it left the area.
But its comeback will be with one of its massive, multilevel “next generation” RH design gallery stores with a landscaped rooftop park.
While some other retailers are downsizing as online shopping increases, Restoration Hardware introduced the “next generation gallery” stores in 2014, and it currently has only four locations — Atlanta, Chicago, Denver and Tampa, Fla.
RH Leawood, the Gallery at Town Center Plaza, 4800 W. 119th St., will be in a 55,700-square-foot, three-level, freestanding building on the site of the former 810 Zone.
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It will offer the typical departments, such as living room, dining room, lighting, tableware, decor, rugs and flooring, drapery and hardware, and outdoor, along with more of its new brands, including its RH Modern line of modern home furnishings, lighting and decor.
Among the features at the new Leawood store:
▪ An entire floor dedicated to the RH Modern line, which was launched in fall 2015. The company said it collaborated with some of the top designers in the world on the line. The floor also will showcase RH Contemporary Art in an exhibition space.
▪ RH Design Atelier: a full-service design studio where customers can work with the RH Design team or their interior designers and architects. It will include a library of RH fabrics, leathers and furniture finishes.
▪ Ben Soleimani rug showroom: displaying the fourth-generation designer’s hand-knotted and hand-woven rugs.
▪ Architectural details: Decomposed granite garden courtyards, lush terraces and a 10,000-square-foot rooftop park showcasing RH Outdoor collections.
The intersection of 119th and Roe is turning into a home furnishings hot spot.
Also at Town Center Plaza are a two-story, 17,000-square-foot, freestanding Arhaus furniture store and the area’s only Pottery Barn. Town Center Crossing, on the southeast corner, has the only area Crate and Barrel. And the metro’s only Container Store — at 24,000 square feet — is on the southwest corner in Hawthorne Plaza in Overland Park.
Restoration Hardware first opened a 6,000-square-foot store in Town Center Plaza in late 1996. It closed in early 2012.
The company also plans to close its 21,271-square-foot Country Club Plaza location at 4704 Wyandotte St. once RH Leawood opens. It opened in late 1999 in the former Plaza 3 Theatres space.