Owner of Plantation Home Opening New Store in Kucinich Space
Cotton, offering high-end linens and tableware, is opening in the space occupied by US Rep. Dennis Kucinich for 20 years.
US Rep. Dennis Kucinich’s loss is David Stein’s gain.
The owner of Plantation Home on Detroit Avenue is signing a lease to move into the building that most-recently housed the congressman, who’s set to leave his post at the end of the year.
Stein’s new venture, Cotton, will offer high-end linens and tableware.
After redesigning the space — only a little — Stein expects to open the new store in April.
“We have really outgrown this space,” said Stein, who opened his home furnishings store Plantation Home nearly 11 years ago. “I need competition, so I am really going to give myself competition. If Crate and Barrel or the Pottery Barn opened across the street, I’d be very happy."
He said there are no plans to renovate the property, noting that the former auto dealership has plenty of open space.
“If anything, we’re going to change it back to the way it was,” he said, adding that there are plans to re-install the front door and take down a few of the trees in the front lawn of the property to “highlight the beautiful building.”
“It’s nice because Cotton it’s right across the street,” said Stein, “It allows parking for Cotton and Plantation Home. It will be a win-win for everybody.”
Stein said that the new store will be “the place to go to by mid- to high-end sheets, duvets, tablecloths and linens,” but added that the store will also offer a variety of tableware and “one-of-a-kind” ladies handbags.
“We have a strong customer base from outside of Lakewood — as far as Vermillion, and Huron,” he said.
The building at 14400 Detroit Avenue, built in the early 1920s as Bailey Buick, has housed Kucinich’s Lakewood office for nearly 20 years.
“We’re going to miss him,” said Stein. “I am sad to see him go.”