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New Ethan Allen Store Opens in Sarasota

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Ethan Allen announced the opening of a new store located at 8001 South Tamiami Trail in Sarasota. One of four Ethan Allen stores owned by Burgess Carriage House, Inc., headquartered in St. Petersburg (Pinellas Park), this new store 18,500 square foot store provides over 65% more much display area than the store it replaced. "Ethan Allen has established itself as a leader in style and decorating," explains Farooq Kathwari, Chairman and CEO of Ethan Allen, Inc. "From the contemporary to the traditional, and everything in between, we are committed to providing our clients with the best in style, value, and service. Our new stores epitomize our efforts." As one of the first of the new Ethan Allen prototype stores, the new showrooms are flooded with natural light from unique pyramid-style skylights. These skylights highlight the designs of the products and showcase the true colors of the materials in a spacious Design Center where Design Consultants present selections of fabrics and wallpaper and help customers find stylish solutions to their decoration challenges. Ethan Allen's Design Consultants help to make the decorating process simple and fun, whether the client needs help with the selection of a single item or in decorating an entire house. The tools in the store are designed to help the consumer envision their own interiors. Using an online room planning program, clients can see their furniture arrangement before making a purchase. Yet another program allows clients to view their fabric of choice on any sofa, chair or ottoman. Selecting from a wide range of fabrics, the program makes the process of ordering custom upholstery easy. Clients are able to visualize the final product prior to ordering. As always, designer service is complimentary to Ethan Allen customers. Mr. Scott Burgess, one of the store's owners, said, "We are very excited to be bringing this prototype store to our Sarasota market. Ethan Allen stores offer a unique, one-stop home furnishings shopping experience with a solutions-based method of satisfying individual customer needs. With styles from casual to formal, our full-line design service, multiple finance options and free delivery, Ethan Allen appeals to unique tastes, budgets and lifestyles. We have enjoyed a long retailing association in this community and look forward to continue giving the best possible service to our customers from all of our locations." Burgess Carriage House, Inc. is a privately-held corporation founded by James and Irene Burgess in November, 1972 with the opening of their first store in St. Petersburg (Pinellas Park). The store in Lakeland was opened in 1976 and the store in Port Richey was opened in 1979. Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. is a leading manufacturer and retailer of quality home furnishings. Products are sold through an exclusive network of over 300 stores in North American and abroad. Ethan Allen has 23 stores conveniently located throughout Florida.