Star Furniture store reopens in bigger, better location
Star Furniture recently opened the doors to its new replacement showroom in the Clear Lake area, offering customers, a lighter, brighter and better shopping experience, according to a spokesman, as well as a slew of new products and services.
With 70,000 square feet of retail space on two floors,Michael Galloway, advertising director for Star Furniture, said the structure has a modern, open design with more windows and natural light, presenting an ideal showcase for Star's products and services.
Galloway said furniture is arranged in a series of room vignettes to show off form and function.
"It's designed to give you an idea of what the furniture would look like in your home," Galloway said.
The new structure, located at 20010 Gulf Freeway, replaces the old Clear Lake area showroom, only a couple miles south at 1020 W. NASA Parkway.
"The new store positions the company to serve the needs of customers in a growing area," Galloway said. "The whole area between Clear Lake and Pearland is pretty vibrant."
As well as continuing to offer tried and true major brands such as Bernhardt, Thomasville and Kincaid and Tempur-Pedic mattresses, the store is venturing into new territory by carrying the popular bedroom, dining room and occasional furniture from Paula Dean. Also new are the rug gallery and a selection of patio furniture and outdoor accessories.
The interior design center, Galloway said, is the biggest new addition. Interior designers are available to help customers figure out room plans and help with interior fabric options, of which there are plenty to choose from. Interior design services are complimentary.
The company, which has had a presence in the area since the 1970s, celebrated the May 4 opening with a preview party combined with a weekend long fundraiser for the United Way of Greater Houston, which raised $3,700.
Anna Babin, president and chief executive officer of United Way of Greater Houston, said they are grateful for the company's support.
"They set an example of how to engage employees and the community in the work of the United Way with their United Way campaign and with the promotions they run in support of United Way," Babin said.
"Star Furniture wanted to continue its support of the charity for its opening celebration," Galloway said.
The Clear Lake area store is one of three replacement stores the almost century old company, which was bought by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway in 1997, has built since 2008. The other replacement stores are near The Woodlands and in Austin. Two other stores, on Park 10 and the Southwest Freeway, recently were renovated.
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