NAPA -- A year after it significantly expanded a high-end residential interiors dealership in Marin County, Healdsburg-based HLC Inc. is planting roots in Napa Valley.
The company's new Hudson Street Design of Napa division leased 2,500 square feet of retail space at 1551 Soscol Ave. in late March and plans to open in June a design center with a limited showroom for top-end doors, windows, cabinets, countertops, skylights, bath and kitchen hardware as well as interior finish embellishments.
"We're taking an abbreviated Hudson Street Design concept to Napa," said Eric Ziedrich, president of HLC.
Until market demand warrants a larger local presence, the Napa center will work with clients on interior design and ordering stock and custom products. If they want to see samples on display, clients will be referred to the 16,000-square-foot Hudson Street Design of Marin store and the 4,000-square-foot Hudson Street Design of Healdsburg. The larger locations also will handle Napa Valley delivery and installation initially.
"Napa Valley is underserved for this kind of retail, has a relatively high level of affluence and a large inventory of dated homes -- all trigger points to our level of growth," Mr. Ziedrich said.
HLC consolidated several Marin County locations to the current Hudson Street Design of Marin location in San Rafael early last year. [See the story "Healdsburg Lumber expands Marin County showroom," April 18, 2011.]
Randy Wood of Keegan & Coppin Co. Inc. represented Hudson Street Design in the Napa lease. Michael Moffett of Coldwell Banker Commercial Brokers of the Valley represented building owner Mary Bettencourt.