Saturday, January 8, 2011

We're opening a showroom!

Are you ready for the news we've been dying to tell you? It's official: We are opening a Cathy's Marketplace showroom, and the countdown has begun!

Our target opening date is the end of February. The space is the circular, glass-fronted first floor of the landmark Varsity Building on University Avenue. We'll have 4,000 square feet to showcase luxury home items consigned to as well as hot, new and unique finds for your home that I think you'll love.

So I gathered together some experts and subcontractors whose help I'm going to need to transform this outdated space that once housed a bank into our showroom. We just had a walk-through on Thursday and boy, do we have design challenges ahead of us!

We'll be figuring out beautiful ways to showcase many of the beautiful items you see for sale at, and we'll also have a Style Center where you can get inspired and learn. And believe it or not, there's already a stage in the middle of the showroom that will come in very handy, because we'll be videotaping our Shop with Focus segments there along with lots of other clips to teach, inspire and entertain you.

Stay tuned to this blog and to for more details. Plus I'll be sharing with you our design challenges and how we overcome them. Wish us luck!