Tuesday, August 29, 2000
Directory of Rookwood Commons stores
Rookwood Commons, in the collective lap of dense and well-to-do neighborhoods, is crafted for the shoppers of Hyde Park, O'Bryonville and Crestview Hills. Of the 45 upscale merchants, about a dozen are new to the Cincinnati market. Following are profiles, with opening dates.
Cards & Gifts|
Bankhardt's Luggage & Gifts
Clothing & Accessories
Abercrombie & Fitch
The Walking Store
Food & Restaurants
Buca di Beppo
Max & Erma's
Bed Bath & Beyond
Norwalk The Furniture Idea
Pier One Imports
Sur La Table
Salon & Beauty
What it is: The upper-scale, feminine version of Urban Outfitters, the funky chain of eclectic furniture and apparel stores that target the 20-something set. Specializes in reproduced designs of furniture, gifts and apparel picked up from Europe, India and the Far East. All merchandise is exclusive to Anthropologie.
Opening: Sept. 1.
Stores: 20 in 11 states.
What it is: Contemporary home furniture and accessories store easily compared to Pottery Barn, but with larger furniture pieces such as beds and armoires, and a print gallery. Furnishings for all rooms of the house, including bathroom. Prices similar to Pottery Barn.
Based: Gardena, Calif.
Stores: 34 in 10 states.
What it is: One-stop, full-service supermarket specializing in organic and gourmet foods, medicinal herbs, vitamins and related products. Company operates under several names, including Wild Oats Community Market, Alfalfa's Market, Henry's Marketplace, Nature's Fresh and Nature's Northwest, Sun Harvest Market and Capers Community Market.
Based: Boulder, Colo.
Stores: 111 in 22 states.
What it is: Best known for its catalogs, Coldwater's trademark is comfortable, casual women's apparel, jewelry, gifts and soft home accessories. With a loyal catalog following, Coldwater often targets store locations by the density of catalog users in the market.
Based: Sandpoint, Idaho.
Stores: Four in four states, plus 12 outlet stores.
Sur la Table
What it is: Another retailer best known by its catalogs, Sur la Table features upscale kitchen gadgets, tabletop items, cutlery and specialty foods. The Cincinnati store will be its first in the Midwest (followed in the fall by a Chicago store). Will not include a culinary program.
Stores: 15 in five states.
What it is: Upscale furniture manufacturer and dealer known for quality pieces and a timeless look, from classic to contemporary. Higher prices that Z Gallerie. Also sells its furniture through separate dealers Bittner's and Closson's locally. A member of the Kohler family of businesses.
Based: Kohler, Wis.
Stores: Five in four states and England.
What it is: A specialty chain selling better quality educational toys, games, books and multimedia products for kids up to 12 years old. Known for in-store events to create an interactive experience for children and adults.
Based: King of Prussia, Pa.
Stores: More than 100 in 28 states.
What it is: Casual-dining with a contemporary American menu. Features hardwood-grilled steaks, salmon, daily fresh seafood selections and chicken. Known for prime rib of beef and baby-back ribs.
Based: Nashville, Tenn.
Stores: 21 in 11 states.
Buca di Beppo
What it is: Roughly translating to Joe's basement, this is a self-effacing eatery in a campy setting reminiscent of 1950s Italian restaurants. Features large portions of traditional dishes and a unique table in the kitchen, with reservations.
Stores: About 50 in 18 states.
P.F. Chang's China Bistro
What it is: A blend of high quality, traditional Chinese cuisine married with American hospitality in a sophisticated, contemporary bistro setting. The tried and true low meins come with martini and wine lists.
Opening: Sept. 4.
Stores: 36 in 24 states.
Bed, Bath & Beyond
What it is: A large-format retailer that sells bed linens and related services, bath items and kitchen textiles. Home furnishings include kitchen and tabletop items, basic housewares and general home furnishings.
Based: Union, N.J.
Stores: 190 stores in 35 states.
Barnie's Coffee & Tea Co.
What it is: Specialty coffee shop featuring specialty coffee drinks and teas, gourmet foods and gifts. Will have outdoor seating.
Based: Winter Park, Fla.
Stores: More than 100 in 16 states.
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