BATAVIA – Starting up next month, the former Hubbard’s Ethan Allen Gallery on Batavia Avenue in downtown Batavia will receive a 2nd lifestyle as a furnishings store.
Acosta’s Consignment in St. Charles, which specializes in upscale, practically new furniture and residence accessories, will go its principal retailer at 1920 W. Principal St. in St. Charles to the previous Hubbard’s creating at sixteen N. Batavia Ave. (Route 31).
“We have been seeking for the final 6 months to uncover the right spot that we wouldn’t outgrow,” mentioned Christine Acosta, who owns Acosta’s Consignment with her husband. “It truly is a extremely prominent creating. Absolutely everyone in the region understands the building. It was a reasonable go for us to shift into a furnishings store.”
Hubbard’s Ethan Allen Gallery shut in 2011 soon after owner Bob Hubbard made the decision to retire. The furniture keep experienced been a fixture in the downtown given that 1910, when his grandfather, G.E. Hubbard, purchased an existing furnishings company at 16 N. Batavia Ave.
The shop in 1969 decided to completely carry Ethan Allen furnishings. Acosta explained the new building will give the organization with much required area.
“The building is almost 14,000 square feet, which will make us the largest upscale home furniture consignment shop in Illinois as much as we can tell,” Acosta mentioned.
Strategies are for new store to open up Aug. 23. There also will be a grand opening that day, she stated.
Whilst Acosta’s Consignment will be moving its primary shop, Acosta’s second retailer at 116 E. Main St. in downtown St. Charles will continue to be open up.
“We also stay in St. Charles, and we would like to keep a presence in St. Charles as properly,” Acosta explained.
Batavia Chamber of Commerce Govt Director Holly Deitchman said she thinks the constructing is the ideal area for Acosta’s Consignment and that the organization will help improve that economic corridor.
“I believe they will be quite productive,” Deitchman mentioned.
Joi Cuartero, executive director of Batavia MainStreet, noted that Acosta’s is just the most recent retail enterprise to be opening in downtown Batavia.
“Retail is starting up to ramp up in Batavia,” she mentioned. “It just displays far more progress in our downtown.”