Tile Shop (NASDAQ:TTS), a specialty retailer of high quality,
premium manufactured and natural stone tiles, is launching its first
super store in San Antonio, Tex.
The new 31,200 square foot San Antonio location will be The Tile Shop's
largest store in the nation. In comparison, most of The Tile Shop's
other retail locations throughout the United States average about 23,000
square feet. The new store will offer the most comprehensive selection
of 4,500 beautiful and natural stone and tile products in the San
The new location is The Tile Shop's fourth retail location in Texas. The
retailer currently has stores in Dallas and Plano, with plans to open
two more stores in Austin and another store in Southlake. The Tile Shop
currently operates 87 stores located in 28 states.
The Tile Shop's new store in San Antonio is located in the De Zavala
Crossing retail development at 5219 De Zavala Road, just off the busy
Interstate 10 West corridor (also known as the McDermott Freeway)
between Loop 1604 and Interstate 410, which averages more than 207,000
The northwest part of San Antonio is considered the fastest-growing
section of the city, which has a population of more than 2.2 million
people. The U.S. headquarters of USAA and Valero Energy are located
within a few miles of the new San Antonio location, along the I-10
corridor, as is the Six Flags amusement park. The new Tile Shop retail
store is located near other major U.S. retailers such as Target,
Walmart, PetSmart, and Home Depot.
When San Antonio homeowners enter their new Tile Shop retail location,
they will receive the Beautiful Made Easy TM experience. This shopping
experience helps homeowners find the most beautiful tile and stone in
the world, and makes it as easy as possible for homeowners to purchase
exactly what they need to transform their homes. The Tile Shop in San
Antonio features fully decorated, room-size displays -- kitchens, baths,
and other spaces within a home - completed with actual appliances as
well as lighting and plumbing fixtures, that allow the homeowner to
envision what their Tile Shop tile and stone will look like, installed,
in their home.
The Tile Shop's incredible offering of tile and stone is complemented
with friendly and knowledgeable sales associates who are specially
trained to help San Antonio homeowners realize their home decorating
dreams. Kimberly Alvarez will manage The Tile Shop's new San Antonio
"The northwest section of San Antonio has experienced incredible growth
over the past ten years as the city continues to expand northward," said
Carl Randazzo, Senior Vice President of Retail for The Tile Shop. "Our
new store is perfectly positioned in one of the most desirable parts of
the city to help homeowners continue to enhance the value of their
relatively new homes with premium tile and stone products."
"The 8,000 square feet of additional room in our new San Antonio super
store offers us the ability to expand the presentation of our products,
which I believe will inspire San Antonio homeowners to think even bigger
about their next kitchen or bathroom remodeling project," added Randazzo.
For San Antonio-area homeowners who'd like to try the do-it-yourself
route, The Tile Shop's new San Antonio location will offer a free "How
to Tile" workshop every Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. Participants are
offered a hands-on opportunity to learn how to set ceramic tile, natural
stone tile, and mosaic tile. The workshop covers everything that's
needed to tile a floor, wall, or backsplash with either tile or natural
stone, as well as how to grout, cut tile, and seal and maintain tile and
natural stone. The Tile Shop also provides informational videos on how
to install tile on its web site, www.tileshop.com.
About Tile Shop Holdings and The Tile Shop
The Tile Shop (NASDAQ:TTS) is a specialty retailer of manufactured and
natural stone tiles, setting and maintenance materials, and related
accessories in the United States. The Tile Shop offers a wide selection
of products, attractive prices, and exceptional customer service in an
extensive showroom setting. The Tile Shop operates 87 stores in 28
states, with an average size of 23,000 square feet. The Tile Shop also
sells its products online at www.tileshop.com.
Pocket Hercules for The Tile Shop
Stephen Dupont, 612-435-8315