By Tania Phillips
Forget travelling to the city, coast or bigger towns for the latest in out-door furniture – Stanthorpe Furniture Emporium has the latest styles and trends in their brand-new pop-up shop in Maryland Street, Stanthorpe.
Stanthorpe Furniture Emporium owner Edith Boccari said the new store, next door to their current location, would be officially launched on Saturday with an outside broadcast by Rebel FM.
The new store will have a limited lifespan, but is open just in time for summer “MWF, the plumbers next door, moved into their new building so we saw an opportunity for us to use that space to set up an “Outdoor Shop”,” Edith explained.
“We have had a lot of enquiries about it. So we thought it’s coming into summer – there’s a lot of people who would have booked holidays away but with Covid will instead be spending the time at home so we thought we’d take the opportunity to get in some outdoor furniture and have an option for people to shop locally.”
The store will be open each day and will be accessible through the furniture shop.
“There won’t be access straight into the pop-up shop which will make it easier for staffing because it is only temporary,” Edith said.
“There will be dining – outdoor alfresco setting including comfortable lounges, pool lounges, balcony settings, umbrellas, rugs and decorator pieces.
We will have some real cane furniture which you can’t put out in the weather but then you will also have your all-weather, wicker, timber, aluminum, glass top, aluminum top – a bit of everything.”
She said the reason they had never done a lot of outdoor stuff in the past was because – outdoor furniture is usually very limited with time.
“It is generally – get what you can when you can with outdoor furniture and that’s exactly what this shop will be like,” Edith said.
“If you see something you like get it there and then because the chances of us getting another setting may be limited. I do want to stress that – a lot of things will be one off. There will of course be items we can reorder but there is a lot we won’t be able to.”
Find them at 62 Maryland Street, Stanthorpe, Queensland 4380. Telephone: 07 4681 3608 Mobile: 0402 261098, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.stanthorpefurniture.com.au.