Room & Board, Featuring Handcrafted, American-Made Furnishings, Opens Summer 2010

Room & Board opens its eleventh location on 14th & T Streets, NW in Washington, D.C.
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Room & Board features exclusive designs and modern classics.
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June 11, 2010 - PRLog -- WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 11, 2010) - Room & Board http://www.roomandboard.com/rnb/, the unique American-based modern http://www.roomandboard.com/rnb/category/living_spaces.ftl home furnishings company, will be calling DC “home” by early summer. With an emphasis on furniture that is beautiful, affordable and long-lasting, Room & Board will be outfitting homes throughout Washington beginning June 14, 2010.

Since 1980, Room & Board has been focused on helping customers find furniture and accessories that reflect their personal style http://www.roomandboard.com/rnb/ideas_advice/ideas_advice.ftl and the way they live. Merging classic with modern, Room & Board has found the perfect location http://www.roomandboard.com/rnb/more_ways_to_shop/stores/washington_dc.ftl to echo its 30-year legacy.

The historic Taylor Motors Building, which once was a Ford Model T showroom, located on the corner of 14th and T streets in Northwest Washington, DC, will be fully refurbished to its original luster after serving as a church which has stood abandoned since 2008.  The arrival of Room & Board’s second East Coast store is sure to add a significant financial boost to the re-emergence of the 14th Street Corridor.  Gensler architects along with Washington-based firm Eric Colbert & Associates, have been retained to design the extensive renovations, with McCullough Construction acting as the general contractor.

Room & Board will be in good company, with retailers ranging from Bang and Olufsen to Muléh to Whole Foods to the U Street Farmers Market bringing business to the 14th Street neighborhood.

“We are a national retailer with a local point of view, and we’re glad to do our part to help the economy and be a good neighbor,” said John Gabbert, founder and president of Room & Board. “We’re proud to bring our unique philosophies to Washington, D.C., and to support the American manufacturers http://www.roomandboard.com/rnb/room_board/about_us/who_w... and small, family-owned businesses http://www.roomandboard.com/rnb/ideas_advice/artisans_des... that create our handcrafted furniture.”

In addition to the 14th Street Washington, D.C. store, a 35,000 square foot Room & Board Distribution Center http://www.roomandboard.com/rnb/stay_connected/customer_s... will be operated in Elkridge, Maryland.  In a concept unique to Room & Board, delivery associates are hired, not contracted, employees of the brand, ensuring that clients will experience renowned Room & Board customer service from beginning to end of the process.

Room & Board is a Minneapolis-based furniture retailer offering unique home furnishings that combine classic, simple designs and exceptional quality using natural materials. More than 85 percent of its furniture is manufactured in America. Room & Board is proud of its commitment to supporting American manufacturers and small, family-owned businesses. Room & Board professionals have helped many consumers furnish their homes, translating their passion for well-designed home furnishings into outstanding value for customers. Room & Board has stores in Minneapolis, Chicago, Denver, Orange County, San Francisco, Atlanta, New York and Los Angeles. Its unique collection of home furnishings is also available nationally through roomandboard.com.

For more information on Room & Board, visit www.roomandboard.com or call 800-486-6554 to order a catalog.

For more information about the Room & Board D.C. location, please contact Barbara Martin, Barbara@fingerprintdc.com, 301-229-6770.
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