Arhaus opens flagship store at Legacy Village; designed as a ‘theatrical experience’

LYNDHURST, Ohio — The home furnishing retailer Arhaus has opened a new flagship store at Legacy Village, in a reconfigured building that is designed to inspire shoppers.

John Reed, chairman and CEO of the Boston Heights, Ohio-based chain of 70 stores located throughout the country, calls the new, 20,000-square-foot Legacy Village location “a theatrical experience.”

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“We are creating a place for customers to come and get inspired,” Reed stated in a news release heralding the Lyndhurst store’s May 3 opening. “The space is open with lots of glass, where we are taking full advantage of bringing as much natural light (as possible) into the space. What excites me most is the mix of materials. We are taking natural materials and showing them in a more contemporary way. We continue to be a fashion leader in the country with regards to design and use of materials.”

The new store, which was formerly home to a couple of businesses before being reconfigured, is located across the street in Legacy Village from the former store, which has closed.

In the just-opened store, shoppers will experience new customer conveniences, including a flower shop, where fresh floral arrangements can be purchased daily; a dedicated Small Spaces section, to help inspire those with smaller home footprints; and a new, expanded Design Center, where customers can customize products to make them unique.

The store also includes a rooftop patio, advertised as a new feature that can help customers discover what is possible for their outdoor living spaces.

“The new Arhaus store at Legacy Village incorporates seriously intentioned architecture into the retail store design,” project designer Philip Michael Brown said in the same release. “The approach to the design is synonymous with how an architect would typically approach the design of an art museum or any cultural building project.

“Critical to achieving this end is the appropriation of natural materials — in this case, regional limestone, weathered corten steel panels and oil-rubbed Brazilian walnut — as well as designing a facade with enough depth and volume to allow the play of light and shadow.”

The building also includes a high ceiling designed to bring in natural light and a grand staircase, created by Eric Lahrmer of Perspectus Architecture.

The new store is located next to BRIO and Bar Louie at Legacy Village, where Arhaus has had a store since 2004. As a flagship store, the Legacy Village location will showcase unique offerings and Arhaus will test and launch new products and store experiences.

Arhaus sells indoor and outdoor home furnishings, including lighting, rugs, pillows, throws and other home decor items.

“The new Arhaus flagship store at Legacy Village will elevate customers’ shopping experiences to a new level,” said Legacy Village General Manager Susan Windle. “The dramatic interior compliments the distinctly Arhaus furnishings originating from every corner of the world — adding to the variety of one-of-a-kind retailers that sets Legacy Village apart in Northeast Ohio.”

In celebration of its Legacy Village flagship opening, Arhaus is donating 10 percent of all sales from May 16-20 to Cleveland Clinic’s Children’s.

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