Don’t Miss Grand Opening Party on Saturday
RIDGWAY – For nearly five years, Customs House has been Telluride’s go-to showroom for affordable home furniture and unique accents. Now the locally owned business is going regional with a newly opened location in Ridgway that will enable owners Lynn and Ted Wilson to triple their inventory.
Customs House in Ridgway opened its doors last weekend at the historic school building located at 1074 Sherman St., where the former school gymnasium has been transformed into a furniture showroom. A grand opening party at the new Customs House is set for Saturday, Sept. 21, from 11 a.m.-8 p.m., with refreshments and storewide discounts.
While it’s been less than a week since Customs House opened at its new and spacious location, Ted Wilson said customers throughout the tri-county region have already expressed excitement about the new location.
“It is our hope to become much more of a regional business,” Ted says. “Customers in Telluride have come to like nice, affordable furniture store and after a week of being open in Ridgway, we have already seen that people in Ouray, Ridgway and Montrose are excited as well.”
From couches and rugs to lighting and soaps, Customs House now carries an even larger variety of home furnishings thanks to its expanded space in Ridgway, which in addition to the main showroom floor includes smaller spaces above the gymnasium that showcase home accents and accessories.
“It’s three times the size of our space in Telluride (135 W. Pacific Ave.). It has really allowed us to carry a lot more furniture on the showroom floor,” Ted Wilson says. “In Telluride, at any given time, we had space for three or four couches. In Ridgway, we have 15 models of couches. We have more dining tables. Our inventory has tripled basically. People can really see and sit in more things. That’s really important to us.”
Along with providing customers a fun, affordable and unique place to shop for home furnishings, it’s important for both Ted and Lynn Wilson to operate a “brick and mortar” business at a time when more shopping is moving online.
“A resurgence of brick and mortars is needed,” Ted says. “There is a lot of empty space and its great to have this new store in this great community. It’s a great town. We go down there countless times for its great restaurants. It’s a great crossroads town and we are excited to have a presence there.”
Ted says the party on Saturday is to show off the new showroom and to thank Customs House customers for their support.
“We will have refreshments and we will be doing some storewide discounts,” he says. “We want to thank people for checking us out and supporting us.”
For more information on Customs House, visit customshouseonline.com or call the Ridgway location at 970/626-9780 or the Telluride location at 970/369-5003.