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Emerald Home Furnishings Leases Showroom at World Market Center

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Home furnishings industry leader Emerald Home Furnishings has leased a 16,800-square-foot showroom on the 13th floor of World Market Center’s second building, Building B, which will be completed in time for the January 2007 Las Vegas Market. David Beckmann, president of the Tacoma, Wash.-based Emerald Home Furnishings, said the company is anxious to go from a temporary exhibit in Las Vegas to a permanent showroom at World Market Center. “We are really looking forward to having a permanent showroom at World Market Center that will be a destination during Las Vegas Market and used from time to time throughout the year,” Beckmann said. “With the continued growth at Emerald Home Furnishings, we decided to take the next step and open the Las Vegas showroom and we are eagerly anticipating the January Las Vegas Market.” Babs Blair, Director of Leasing at World Market Center, commented on the addition of Emerald Home Furnishings adding, “We’ve been talking to Emerald for several years and knew that when there was an available showroom that suited their needs, they would join us. Emerald has been a leader in the dining room and occasional table category for several years and will be a real asset to our growing mix of exceptional tenants.” Emerald Home Furnishings is a full-line wholesale importer and distributor of home furnishings and decorative accessories. Today, the operation occupies a 210,000-square foot-warehouse which includes a mattress manufacturing facility and a product lineup that includes fabric and leather upholstery and motion furniture, casual and formal dining room furniture, bedroom suites and a complete line of occasional and accent pieces. The company also has showrooms in Tacoma, Wash., High Point, N.C. and Shanghai, China. Emerald is gaining national recognition as a major component of key retailers' product mix. World Market Center is an integrated home and hospitality contract furnishings showroom and convention complex in Las Vegas. When fully built, at 12 million square feet in 8 buildings, World Market Center will be the largest trade show complex in the World. The 12 million square foot campus will be complete by 2013 and will showcase furniture, decorative accessories, lighting, area rugs, home textile and related segments, as well as a Design Center (LVDC) open year-round to the trade. The second building will open in January 2007; officials are now leasing the third building to a broad cross-section of the home furnishings industry. The next Las Vegas Market will be held January 29 – February 2, 2007 at World Market Center and Pavilions, and will also run January 30 – February 2 at Cashman Center. For more information on Las Vegas Market, and to find out about leasing or exhibiting opportunities, visit the website or call 888-WMC-SHOW (962-7469).

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