Sitting on 5 acres of land at 1011 Commerce Road simply south of Manchester, LaDiff‘s new house is a big industrial constructing that the corporate is renovating to accommodate its new showroom and warehouse operations. LaDiff plans to reopen to the general public this summer time and can take appointments by request till then.
The furnishings retailer’s former advanced, the Watkins-Cottrell constructing in Shockoe Slip, was offered final August. “For many years, the building was more space than we needed,” says Sarah Paxton, who owns LaDiff along with her husband, Andy Thornton. “We decided to see what other options were out there.”
Paxton mentioned they have been drawn to the South Side plot due to its proximity to downtown and the potential for progress into different markets. There is a separate warehouse house behind the primary constructing that the couple plans to transform right into a restaurant or occasion facility.
“We’re known for presenting something completely unexpected that you would never see in Richmond, Virginia, or elsewhere,” Paxton says. “That isn’t changing. We’re excited to be part of the revival of this great area of Richmond.”