The location of the warehouse sits in the heart of the Lexington Distillery District revitalization effort.
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Lexington, Kentucky (PRWEB) February 10, 2014
After 5 successful seasons, Teak Closeouts prepares to move locations from 573 Angliana Ave to 359 Thompson Road (formerly 1211 Manchester Street). The new location will increase capacity up to 40 containers.
The new warehouse will allow continued expansion of online inventory while also providing added floor space for local sales. Local customers may continue purchasing direct from the warehouse with no shipping charges. The location will also see an increased inventory of ornamental stone and teak root furniture.
The date of the official opening at 359 Thompson will be announced online and printed in the Lexington Herald-Leader.
History of the Warehouse
The Liggett and Myers Harpring Tobacco Warehouse was built in 1930 as a storage and shipping facility to the expanding and growing tobacco market. The warehouse was owned and operated by Liggett and Myers from 1930 to 1980. From 1980 to 2007, the warehouse was primarily used as general storage. In 2007, the warehouse was purchased and used as an antique mall until 2012. In 2013, the building was purchased at auction by the owner of Teak Closeouts.
The location of the warehouse sits in the heart of the Lexington Distillery District revitalization effort. The building was nominated and listed on the National Register of Historic Places Program in 2013. The warehouse is in fascinatingly good shape inside, although being neglected for many decades on the exterior.
The building is 120,000 square feet and sits on 6.5 acres. The original address was 1211 Manchester Street from 1930-2013, but access over the tracks was closed by the RJ Corman Railroad Company in January 2013. For 83-years, access was granted by a private right-a-way contract with the railway and property owner. Repeated efforts to extend the contract were attempted, but the RJ Corman Company refused citing safety concerns. Temporary access to the property is located in the residential neighborhood of Oakpark at 1206 Liggett Street.
Teak Closeouts, started in 2008, is a small independent website devoted to the acquisition of excess, bankrupt, canceled orders, or otherwise reduced teak furniture stock. Teak Closeouts owns and operates a warehouse in Indonesia where they collect, clean, and repackage most of the items offered on the website. All product ships to the Lexington, Kentucky store and is distributed from this location.
In general, customers can expect to save 30%-70% off their original price. Teak Closeouts prides itself on quality teak that every person can afford. The most popular products sold include teak benches, teak armchairs, teak dining tables, and backless benches. In addition to saving money, Teak Closeouts also has an eye for finding some of the most desirable and attractive patio furniture designs on the market.
The website is simple and easy to navigate while also offering a one-page checkout. Most product pictures are taken in the Indonesian warehouse and all pictures feature visual dimensions for a more realistic and easier concept. The customer can easily identify the product they desire, checkout, and finish within 5 minutes.
Teak Closeouts offers a 30-day 100% money-back guarantee and an easy one-price fixed shipping rate for the 48 continental states. Shipping is typically within 48 hours and arrives within 2-5 days.