Crabtree Valley Mall has attracted high-end design furniture retailer Arhaus Furniture to fill the space that Crate & Barrel left empty when it moved to The Streets at Southpoint mall in Durham.
Arhaus Furniture has signed a deal to occupy 20,000 square feet of space at Crabtree, making it one of the mall’s largest non-department store tenants with about the same amount of space as the Forever XXI store.
It will also be Arhaus Furniture’s first store location in North Carolina. The company has stores in 14 other states and opened its 38th location in New York City’s Meat Packing District on April 2.
Arhaus designs, produces and retails its own line of home furniture and accessories, including rugs, lighting and home accents.
Charles Lanier, director of real estate for Crabtree Valley Mall’s management company, Plaza Associates, says the deal with Arhaus was signed this week and that the store will be opening in the fall. “This is a huge get for us,” he says. “They are the premier furniture store in the nation.”
Arhaus Furniture, which is based in Walton Hills, Ohio, will be taking over the 14,000-square-foot space that Crate & Barrel vacated in March, as well as part of the adjacent FootAction and Deb store spaces.
FootAction will be relocating to a different space at Crabtree and Deb will be remodeling its space, Lanier says.
In other mall news, Lanier says the Red Monkey restaurant and tavern next to the Belk department store will be opening for business next week.
Triangle Business Journal by Amanda Jones Hoyle