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Update: The Tile Shop Opens in Maple Grove

Apr 26, 2016 04:51PM ● By Wendy Erlien

Updated Oct. 5 - After months of preparation, The Tile Shop has opened their new showroom in Maple Grove. 

Located at 8032 Wedgewood Lane North, the Maple Grove location is the sixth The Tile Shop store in the Twin Cities area. 

The retail showroom has several features, including an on-site design and education center.

“We’re excited to expand our presence in Maple Grove. We already see many Maple Grove customers in our other Twin Cities locations, and we look forward to more closely serving this community, and sharing our product selection, shopping experience and superior service,” The Tile Shop Senior Vice President of Retail Lynda Stout said.

Original post April 26 -- Fall of 2016, The Tile Shop is opening a new showroom in Maple Grove.

The retailer will be moving into one of the remaining retail spaces available after the closure of Gander Mountain in 2011 at Maple Grove Crossing (Weaver Lake Road and Elm Creek Boulevard).

The Tile Shop will occupy 15,578 square feet at Maple Grove Crossing, according to DDR Corp. Communications Manager Brandon Glenn.

Details of the layout of the new store are being finalized, but is anticipated to “employ our latest design and incorporate the most current on-trend products available,” according to The Tile Shop Senior Vice President Lynda Stout.

 “When you take a look at being a Minnesota based company, Maple Grove is an important growing community where we want to be represented and serve the people there,” Stout said. 

The Tile Shop, founded in 1985, is a specialty retailer of manufactured and natural stone tiles, materials, and accessories with locations nationwide – including six sites in Minnesota.

“We constantly travel the world to source new products that are on trend and work really hard to keep bringing in new inspiration for our customers,” she said. “Similar to our other showrooms, the new location will feature full size room vignettes designed top to bottom with tile and accessories to give customers a true sense for how a certain tile will look installed in their home or other space.”

In addition to veteran employees, The Tile Shop anticipates hiring several new employees for the new Maple Grove location.   

Additional options anticipated to available at the Maple Grove, according to Stout, include a selection of more than 4,000 globally sourced tile and stone products in varying shapes, colors, styles and materials ranging from marble to travertine to glass and porcelain.  

At Maple Grove Crossing, one additional retail space remains after the former Gander Mountain closed and was space divided. “We are currently in negotiations with national retailers to lease space at Maple Grove Crossing,” Glenn said of the remaining 10,600 square feet of space next to The Tile Shop. “Our policy is such that we do not disclose prospective tenant information in advance of final lease execution from all parties.” 

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