Sur la table, a Seattle,Washington based privately held retailer of kitchen products will open at Phipps Plaza in the coming months. The store will open in space currently occupied by its chief rival, Williams-Sonoma, which is consolidating operations, leaving open their larger store at nearby Lenox Square.
Sur la table, French for "on the table" is the second largest kitchenware retailer in the nation, operating some 90 locations in 28 states. The first Sur la table opened in 1972 at Pike Place Market in Seattle, about a year after Starbucks opened their first location in the same market.
Sur la table has one other Atlanta area location in Dunwoody at Perimeter Mall. If memory serves, that location opened in 2008 and is located on the upper level near Macy's. A former employee of Bloomingdale's at Lenox myself, I recall my home store manager leaving Bloomingdale's to accept a managerial position with Sur la table.
Currently, plans are to have the store open in April, shortly after the planned opening of Legoland Discovery Center.
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