Merinos Home Furnishings To Open 2 New Buildings And 4 Additional Acres Of Furniture On Memorial Day
Grand Opening of Phase Two in Historic Mill Will Include Boyles Furniture
MOORESVILLE, N.C., May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Michael Bay bought the long-abandoned Burlington Mills property on Mooresville's main street with one vision in mind: to create one of the largest, most spectacular stores in the world, a center for furniture tourism in North Carolina that will appeal to buyers nationally and internationally.
Bay opened the first phase of his Merinos Home Furnishings in May 2011. Soon, he will bring to life even more of his ambitious plan.
On Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, Bay will open Phase 2 of Merinos, with two new buildings and four additional acres of furniture, rugs and furnishings for sale. Combined with Phase 1, Merinos will now offer a total of seven acres of home decor in a picturesque refurbished mill at 500 South Main Street in Mooresville.
As part of Phase 2, Boyles Furniture will open a 30,000-square-foot, loft-style warehouse space in the Merinos complex. Their new store is called Boyles Furniture Direct. New shipments will fill the Boyles showroom over the next 60 days.
Shoppers strolling the new phase of Merinos will see:
* An array of top brands, including Thomasville, Broyhill, Klaussner, and many more at factory-direct prices, with a focus on furniture made in the United States;
* New sections featuring children's furniture, office furniture, patio furniture, and more;
* A 60,000-square-foot rug display room which will house "the largest collection of rugs on the planet," says Bay, "including exquisite pieces from Europe and Asia."
All this is set against the striking brick architecture of the old mill, whose architectural details have been carefully preserved and, in many cases, restored.
Coming to Merinos in September: a 120-seat pizzeria with four wood-fired brick ovens from Italy.
Over time, Bay will open a section of the 27-acre complex with artisans on site producing custom designer furniture, with observation galleries for viewing. He also plans a European Design Center at Merinos devoted to helping European clients select furniture and other pieces for shipment back home.
"We've created Merinos to be a fun destination that visitors to our area will make a point of seeing, along with the city's racing shops and other attractions," Bay says.
To find out more, visit www.merinosfurniture.com or call 704-660-0445.
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