|Two Downtown Retailers Cut Ribbon this Thursday
Photo Op: Mayor Buckhorn will Officiate Ribbon Cuttings at 2pm
Tampa, FL (October 3, 2012) Tampa Downtown Partnership’s new ceremonial scissors have been getting a workout at ribbon cuttings lately, and we have two more scheduled this Thursday – tomorrow!
BoConcept’s 60th Anniversary Celebration and Grand Re-Opening
Le Mouton Noir Ribbon Cutting Opening Ceremony
Thursday, October 4, 2012
2:00pm – Photo Op:
Ribbon cuttings (starting with BoConcept) officiated by Mayor Buckhorn
6:00pm to 8:00pm:
Anniversary Party: Open to the community
BoConcept, 1208 E. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 125
Le Mouton Noir, 1112 Channelside Drive
BoConcept, 1208 E. Kennedy Blvd. Suite 125
The BoConcept store, previously located in Westshore Plaza, recently moved to its new location in the Channel District where the urban setting makes for an ideal spot for this modern and contemporary brand.
The BoConcept story started back in 1952, when two gifted Danish craftsmen, Jens Ærthøj Jensen and Tage Mølholm, decided to open a furniture factory in the small town of Herning, Denmark. Their goal was not only to make great quality furniture that looked good, but also make it functional and provide good value for money. Jensen and Mølholm got it right. Their vision transformed BoConcept from a small furniture factory into Denmark’s most global retail furniture chain with more than 230 successful franchise-driven Brand Stores and 90 Studios in more than 50 countries. Ray Priddle is the franchisee of the Tampa Store, the only BoConcept store in Florida (soon to add a Miami store). Ray lives in Tampa with his wife and children.
Le Mouton Noir is owned by Francisco Arias, a young man who is a Tampa native. Francisco’s father bought the space as an investment, and his mother is working with him at this wonderful new Bakehouse where most of their delectables are made from scratch – Downtown Tampa’s first independent bakery in a very long time! The idea for LMN Bakehouse came about in 2010, when Francisco quit his job at the Tradewinds Resort to pursue the dream of owning an artisanal bakery. The whole family has worked together and came up with the idea of a place where the community can gather and share the joy of fresh baked goods in an inviting setting. They found a home in Downtown Tampa with easy access from all points around Tampa Bay.
Le Mouton is a responsible member of the community. They have provided a place for the community to gather, and use recycled goods whenever possible, as well as biodegradable products; they also have a glass and plastic bottle recycling program.
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