Circa Lighting Opening New Showroom in Chicago in Early December 2012

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The 444 North Wells location is right in the heart of Chicago’s Merchandise District and is Circa Lighting's first showroom in Illinois.

The location was a key factor in our decision to open the showroom in Chicago.

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Circa Lighting is pleased to announce the location of its newest boutique lighting showroom at 444 North Wells Street, right in the heart of Chicago’s Merchandise District. The 2,800 sq. ft. retail showroom is the company's first in Illinois, and the fifth retail location. Renovations to the retail space are well underway, with the showroom's opening celebration planned for early December 2012.

Location, Location, Location

“The location was a key factor in our decision to open the showroom in Chicago,” said Gale Singer, principal and founder of Circa Lighting. Singer selected the North Wells building because of its classic architecture and history which dates back to 1910. In addition, 444 North Wells is just one block from the Merchandise Mart and close to the Loop. Singer is currently working to update the storefront with Urban Innovations—the Chicago-based real estate investment company that specializes in the acquisition, development and management of office and residential buildings. Once the exterior renovation is complete, the merchandise and design team will begin interior renovations.

A Unique Showroom Experience

Along with Circa Lighting’s collection of decorative lighting, the showroom will feature a number of unique details. Inside, customers will find innovative merchandising displays and meeting spaces tailored specifically to enhance a designer's creativity. “We’ve worked diligently to create a place where the search for lighting is easy,” says Singer. “The showroom's new location is spacious, open and inviting, and will still maintain the boutique experience our customers enjoy.”

There are many beautiful architectural features such as high-ceilings to display hanging fixtures and wood floors. “We want the environment to be a place where designers and our residential customers can feel comfortable spending their time planning and gathering inspiration,” says Singer.

Circa Lighting’s Atlanta showroom, which was redesigned and relocated earlier this year, is the inspiration for the Chicago showroom in terms of size and scale. The Charleston and Savannah retail showrooms were also redesigned earlier this fall—next will be the Houston location.

More Lighting Choices

As a comprehensive decorative lighting resource, Circa Lighting offers a diverse collection of handcrafted interior and exterior lighting. Each showroom features signature pieces by design legends such as Sandy Chapman, Thomas O’Brien, Alexa Hampton, Barbara Barry, Suzanne Kasler, Eric Cohler, Clodagh, J. Randall Powers, and an extensive studio line.

Available Finishes and Customization

Circa Lighting also offers an unmatched variety of finishes suitable for all types of contract and residential projects. Customization is also available for many pieces, so the proper length and height can be achieved.

A Commitment to Customer Service

Circa Lighting will also offer comprehensive programs geared towards a quality customer experience. Of utmost importance is hiring highly-trained and experienced staff. Most staff members are certified lighting specialists with interior design experience. This ensures lighting selections that are not only beautiful, but also the right choice for any space. The staff is available for in-store or on-site consultations.

In addition, Circa Lighting maintains a flexible “on-approval” policy where customers can take fixtures home to make sure selections work well in the environment. Circa Lighting offers a comprehensive and well-received trade program. The brand also has a robust and popular online shopping website.

About Circa Lighting

Circa Lighting is a boutique lighting retailer offering an unparalleled assortment of table, ceiling, wall, floor and exterior pieces to interior designers, other members of trade, and residential customers. The brand is headquartered in Savannah, Ga., where it introduced its first store in 1998. The unique collection of lighting is available by visiting any one of five retail showrooms located in Savannah, Ga., Atlanta, Charleston, S.C., Houston, and Chicago (winter 2012). The entire collection is available at Circa Lighting's website. Circa Lighting also offers Nationwide Sales and customer support by calling 877.762.2323.

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