- Real Estate
- Food & Drink
Feb. 8, 2018
Cambria Gallery and Stone Center are the latest businesses that will move to the former Hidden Valley Stables property on 57th Street west of Western Avenue.
Owner Jud Pins will lease 4,100 square feet in a 15,000-square-foot retail center that has started construction.
Both businesses are located in the Southway Shopping Center on Minnesota Avenue.
“One is our retail outlet, and the other is a gallery for dealers to bring customers and see full slabs of Cambria. They’re up to about 150 colors, so to really get a true picture of how it’s going to look, you need to see a full slab,” Pins said.
“So we’ll have roughly 30 full slabs of Cambria, and then in our Stone Center we’ll have kitchens and vignettes of product on display with sinks, so you can see edge profiles.”
Pins’ business, Creative Surfaces, is the exclusive Cambria distributor for a territory that includes parts of five states.
The new location will give him slightly more space and the chance to set up his showrooms from scratch.
“We’re building new and we’re going to showcase our product and you’ll see the most modern displays there,” Pins said.
“It’s an opportunity to be in that part of town that doesn’t come up very often, so I reached out to Norm and said let’s make a deal.”
Norm Drake is CEO of property developer Legacy Developments. Activity kicked off last year when JJ’s Wine, Spirits & Cigars announced a move to the property.
It plans to open in a 10,000-square-foot building this summer that will combine its beverage store with a bakery and event space.
There is interest in other space at the site, Drake said. Pins is taking one end space in his retail center, and the rest can be divided various ways and could include a drive-thru on the other end.
“Everything’s coming along nicely,” he said. “I think Cambria is a great fit for the center. It’s got a great retail presence, and we expect we’ll see other retailers that would complement Jud’s business as well.”
Cambria Gallery and Stone Center are planning a late summer opening.
The remainder of the site includes two lots being developed.
“And they’re zoned for office-type users. There’s a 4-acre and a 3.5-acre lot that could be subdivided as well,” Drake said.
Cambria Gallery and Stone Center are the latest businesses to move to the former Hidden Valley Stables property on West 57th Street west of Western Avenue.