Luxury home furnishings retailer Clive Daniel Home will open its second store in early 2016 in Boca Raton, with plans for using the new showroom as a springboard for additional expansion on Florida’s East Coast. A special ground breaking ceremony was held on June 23 at 1351 Boca Raton Boulevard in Boca Raton.
“We’ve been scouring the East Coast for nearly three years for the perfect location,” said Daniel Lubner, president and CEO. The Boca Raton store will be built from the ground up on Glades Road, a thoroughfare between Federal Highway and Interstate 95, a site that Lubner considers “the sweet spot of Boca,” and the ideal starting point for expansion into the new territory. The store will employ about 65, including 25 professional interior designers plus an extension of the company’s Hospitality Division.
The upscale retailer has invested about $12 million in the project, Lubner said, with $8 million slated for construction on the 70,000 square foot two-level building.
“In making this size of a financial commitment,” added Lubner, “we had to be certain that the timing, location and market conditions all aligned. While the area is filled with exceptional designers, we believe that retail has a major void for the mid-high end.” Clive Daniel Home’s sales have grown steadily, increasing about 30% between 2013 and 2014.
“Like our store in Naples, the Boca showroom will feature a total home concept,” said Lubner. “Everything for a customer’s residential design will be under one roof. In addition to furnishings and accessories, the new Clive Daniel Home will offer area rugs, cabinetry, custom window treatments, flooring, re-upholstery, home automation, gift boutique, art shop and lighting. Our designers will also provide guidance to the customer who is building a ‘spec’ home or the developer who requires help furnishing models. Our Hospitality Division has worked with scores of hoteliers and commercial clients in the renovation or revitalization of a country club, community center, bank, and public spaces.”
Clive Daniel Home shared its intentions to head southeast in 2012, shortly after the November 2011 opening of its first 87,000-sq.- ft. store in Naples. “From a merchandising, accounting and logistical perspective, we were set from day one to have a multi-store operation,” added Lubner. “Since opening in Naples, we have maintained the core team in merchandising and logistics from our days leading the former Robb & Stucky.”
In Boca Raton, Lubner said he expects a crossover in styles and manufacturing with its Naples store, but added it also will be merchandised with specialty items geared toward the tastes of Florida’s East Coast that are not shown in Naples. For more information, visit http://www. clivedaniel.com.