What was once Leopold's Books is about about to become Emerald, a pop-up retail spin-off of the Peacock Room.
The recently closed book store in the Park Shelton is leaving a vacant retail space facing Woodward. It won't remain that way for long. Rachel Lutz, proprietriess of the Peacock Room
, plans to open a temporary retail operation in the same space.
"I'm in the unique position to open Emerald pretty quickly," Lutz says. "I will be in the space on Oct. 1, and we have ambitions of opening on Oct. 5."
The Peacock Room opened last year just before the holiday season. The gift-shop boutique has thrived since then, expanding its staff to five people. Lutz is in the process of hiring another person to help her and her staff with the transition at Emerald. Emerald will be a gift shop similar to The Peacock Room and will remain open for at least six months. At time time Lutz will revisit the concept and see if she can turn the store into a full-time operation.
Source: Rachel Lutz, proprietriess of The Peacock Room and Emerald
Writer: Jon Zemke
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