Hi there, this is Mark, apologizing for the lateness in posting this blog.
There's been a lot of work going on behind the scenes. My previous location lacked the space to display the quantity and quality of merchandise I desired. A couple or so months was required to locate an area that fitted the parameters of the location that I felt would work best.
A great location was primary. An adequate size was necessary, as well as adequate parking. 4310 Westheimer surfaced as the perfect location. The complete 11,000 sq ft floor above Tenenbaum Jewelers and Bosscat Kitchen-Libations. A new building on a plot of land facing Westheimer between Mid Lane and West Lane, with Highland Village on the east and River Oaks District on west.
Antiques Houston, Inc., will be doing business (DBA) as "Harrison's Fine Antiques & Art"
First step was negotiation of the lease. Then employing an architect to prep the plans, and get the plans to the City of Houston for approval. The City usually take a full 30 days for approval, with changes to be addressed, that requires another couple of weeks for approval. This stage has been accomplished, and the contractor should begin the build-out this week or next.
There'll be a soft opening hopefully next month with a Grand Opening most probably in May. The intent of Harrison's will be to present a varied inventory of very high quality furniture and smalls. Items lacking perfect condition are being restored to original condition.
Since November, I and my store manager, Manny Fuentez, have been acquiring exceptional items to present for sale. We've purchased from local estates. We've haunted the auction houses in Houston, Austin, New Orleans, Atlanta, and even pulled from Florida. Until store merchandising, the inventory is being stored in a permanent warehouse in the heights area.
To insure your invitation to the Grand Opening Reception, please email your email and/or address to me at firstname.lastname@example.org . There'll be a reception that I guarantee you'll not want to miss!