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Longtime downtown furniture store set for expansion, move north on Mass. Street

April 15, 2010

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A longtime downtown furniture and home store is moving and expanding.

Winfield House is moving from its 15-year home at 835 Mass. into vacant space at 647 Mass., which formerly housed Abercrombie & Fitch.

The move, slated to be complete by Sept. 1, will allow the store to expand from 3,000 square feet to about 7,500.

“At our current space we’ve stayed focused on more of a traditional home furnishing theme,” said founder Win Campbell. “We won’t abandon that, but this will give us a chance to bridge out to a little more of an urban theme that is quite popular.”

Campbell said the store, which sells furniture and home accessories, has been able to compete with regional furniture superstores by focusing on hard-to-find items, and by being in a unique shopping district.

“I really can’t say enough good things about Massachusetts Street being strong and viable for this type of business,” Campbell said. “Certainly the economic times could be better for a move, but when an opportunity comes along to grow, you take the opportunity.”

Comments

d_prowess 4 years, 8 months ago

I am not sure if this place is the type that gets just drop in business from folks walking Mass, but if so I hope moving into the 600 block doesn't hurt it. I feel like I never cross south of 7th when walking around downtown unless I am headed purposely to a business on that block.

midwestmom 4 years, 8 months ago

Love, Love, love! Winfield House. We bought a sofa there more than 10 years ago and it is still in use, looks great and is the most comfortable piece of furniture we've ever purchased. Glad to hear it's an 'expansion' move, not a closing.

Can't wait to your new store!

sherbert 4 years, 8 months ago

wonder what happened to the Discovery Furniture store moving into Food 4 Less? I thought the article on that said they would be open by March.

lainey 4 years, 8 months ago

Blue Heron is open in North Lawrence now.

independent_rebel 4 years, 8 months ago

I have lived in Lawrence my entire life, go downtown every week, and I've never heard of this place.

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