Retail: The Galleria opening is a reunion in North Raleigh
04/17/2014 8:00 PM
04/19/2014 7:15 AM
Correction: This story about The Galleria incorrectly said the market was taking over the former Shops of Baileywick. The Galleria is taking over the space where Baileywick operated.
The Galleria, a market in North Raleigh with 25 specialty shop vendors, has opened, and it will have a familiar feel to Triangle shoppers.
Susanne Lury, owner of the shop and the booth Fun and Fabulous, has taken over the space of the former Shops of Baileywick, another multivendor mall that closed in January.
“We’re all very very excited to be back,” Lury said. “And we intend to make this the place for shopping in Raleigh.”
The Galleria, at 9650 Strickland Road, Suite 167 in the Harvest Plaza Shopping Center, is holding a grand opening May 2 through May 4.
Lury brought back many of the Baileywick businesses, including some that have operated out of the space for about 14 years, she said.
“People wanted to get back in,” Lury said of the returning vendors.
Returning companies such as Awesome Abode, Noble Interiors, Spice Cupboard, Colasurdo Creations and Suzio’s Boutique are now part of The Galleria, along with new shops Eliza Ash and Blue Iris Studio.
Vendors have their own booths, where they sell items and services such as interior design, home decor, clothes, jewelry, scarves, antique furniture and artwork.
“It’s a kind of place to come in and look and browse to see beautiful things for your home,” Lury said.
Customers shop at the booths and then pay for their items at the front of the 16,000-square-foot market.
Prices range from about $10 to about $5,000 for larger pieces such as furniture.
Vendors sign a one-year lease and pay Lury rent and a commission on sales, which goes toward things like advertising and hiring salespeople.
Lury hopes to add services including seminars and demonstrations on cooking, wreath making, bow making and flower arranging.
She also is glad to get back to selling alongside the other vendors.
Interior design studio and showroom Trends in Tradition has moved from North Hills Mall to a house near Cameron Village in Raleigh.
The Wilson-based company, in business since 1975, sells traditional home furnishings – some high-end, some affordable – that includeas tables, cabinets, end tables, side tables and sofas.
But, according to co-owner John Hardy, the business’ main focus is on interior design services such as draperies and reupholstery.
Hardy shares his new space with architect Richard Hall.
“He’s going to have an office in the studio,” Hardy said. “We’ve worked on projects together for years. But we are two separate businesses.”
Trends in Tradition is at 619 Tower St.
Boutique Moon and Lola has moved its retail shop in Apex away from the store’s production studio.
The shop sells jewelry, soaps, lotions and accessories that are monogrammed and personalized, and has three retail locations – two in the Triangle and one in Charleston, S.C.
The Apex store is having a grand opening at 6 p.m. April 25, The festivities will include a party with food, music and a raffle.
Moon and Lola is at 219 N. Salem St., in the Salem Street Promenade.
Asheville-based restaurant Tupelo Honey Cafe is opening this fall at 401 Oberlin Road, near Cameron Village.
The cafe offers Southern, made-from-scratch dishes such as shrimp and grits and fried chicken saltimbocca, and will be the restaurant’s fourth North Carolina location.
Bojangles’ Famous Chicken and Biscuits has been renovated and has reopened at 3301 S. Wilmington St. in Raleigh. ... CQC, a home remodeling company, has opened a kitchen, bath and office showroom at 3321 Guess Road in Durham. The business is having a ribbon cutting and grand opening May 2 from 11 a.m. until noon. ... Laila, a clothing company that sells junior and women’s apparel and accessories, has replaced Silvana in Suite 618 at Northgate Mall in Durham.
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