Clive Daniel Hosts Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Home Showroom in Boca Raton
By: Aaron Tefel
Clive Daniel held a ceremonial event on June 23, 2015 in recognition for the new home showroom they are opening in Boca Raton.
This new store, which will be located at 1351 Boca Raton Boulevard, is Clive Daniel’s second operation and will hold the distinction of being the first store to be located on the east coast, where the original is based in Naples. Clive Daniel’s Boca Raton home showroom plans on opening its doors in early 2016.
Malcolm Butters, CEO of Butters Construction and Development (the company that is tasked with building the new Clive Daniels furniture showroom), spoke about how he feels about the new store and how its location in the Boca Raton area will be crucial to its success.
“We are really excited,” Butters said. “This is the largest retail project for Boca Raton and it ties in nicely with the building boom going on currently in Downtown Boca. The new store will tie in the residential and commercial really well and serve Boca homeowners for their furnishing needs.”
Butters also talked about how Clive Daniels isn’t your typical furniture store and how its sets itself apart from the competition.
“I think Clive Daniels will do really well,” Butters said. “It is contemporary and very stylish. People from all around the Palm Beach area will definitely like it as it is very reminiscent of furniture stores in the Design District in Miami or other luxury stores in New York and Los Angeles. It definitely stands out from the competition.”
Daniel Lubner, President and CEO of Clive Daniel Home, also talked about why opening a store in Boca Raton was a must.
“Opening a store in Boca Raton was never an ‘if’ but simply a ‘when’,” Lubner said. “We have stayed very close to the developers, builders, and design community. Boca is literally our second home and we look forward to being able to get back to being a regular part of the community.”
Lubner went on to shed light on why he believes Clive Daniel Home is a unique establishment.
“We have a total home approach to our interior design services,” Lubner said. “The 70,000 square foot space is much more than a furniture showroom. It’s more of a design emporium. We will have the most eclectic assortment of the country’s finest manufacturers. We will also have vintage furniture, architectural salvage, flooring, lighting, kitchens, high end gift boutique and the finest rug collection in the state. What makes us really special is our focus on interior design.”
According to a press release from Clive Daniel Home, the $12 million facility will employ about 65 people, which includes 25 professional interior designers and the inclusion of the company’s Hospitality Division. This new store is planned to be the “springboard” for additional expansion on Florida’s east coast, where Lubner said that there are currently plans for future stores, but they will not act on them until the Boca Raton store is fully operational.