Routes Gallery moves from original San Anselmo location to downtown San Rafael
Company specializes in filling niche importing products through direct relationships with artisans
By: Routes Gallery
Routes Gallery has relocated from San Anselmo to a more central location in the downtown business district of San Rafael after serving as both a showroom and storefront for more than 16 years.
Company founder and CEO Richard A. Reuther hopes to rebuild another retail oasis at the store's new San Rafael location. Routes has gained a loyal following of meditators, yoga enthusiasts, Asian art collectors, garden buffs and curious shoppers looking for something unusual. The gallery has a reputation in the Bay Area as a peaceful respite from the flurry of everyday life that customers have come to appreciate as an asset to the community.
Reuther cites the advantage to having built close relationships with artisans and craftspeople as the key to operating a small art import business during the COVID-19 era.
"We have developed relationships with our suppliers in Asia whose livelihoods and art traditions we continue to support as part of our mission," he said. "We are also grateful to the local community and as always aspire to serve them."
Reuther hopes to continue offering a unique slice of nirvana for guests shopping the store's large selection of quality Buddhist and Hindu sacred sculptures, Asian Art, and decor for gardens and homes. In addition, the company will continue to uphold its commitment to supporting local artisans and arts across the globe.
"There are many challenges to running a small import business during the COVID-19 era, but through it we have been able to maintain our past relationships and provide a better location for our customers and clients," Reuther said. "We are excited and thankful to be here next to United Markets in San Rafael who have been serving the local community since 1955."
About Routes Gallery
Routes Gallery is a quality-conscious company that specializes in Buddhist and Hindu sacred sculpture, Asian art, and decor. The company has built a global trade route designed to support artisans known for employing centuries-old traditions to create the finest work. Routes Gallery is committed to carefully curating the highest quality products, bringing customers in the San Francisco Bay Area the rare, the unusual, and the extraordinary.
Learn more about Routes Gallery at https://www.routesgallery.com. Follow Routes Gallery on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest at @routesgallery.
Richard A. Reuther
Page Updated Last on: Jul 10, 2020