Simon Pearce Inc., a Vermont-based designer and producer of hand blown glass and handmade pottery, has announced plans to close its retail location located on Fillmore Street in San Francisco this coming February 15, 2009. To facilitate the closing, the store is offering 50% savings on Simon Pearce pottery designs and fine home accents and 25% savings on a selection of its hand blown glass designs. This move is part of the company’s efforts to strengthen its retail partnerships with high-end retailers in the Bay Area.
“In particular, Gump's and Columbine are two of several other high end Bay Area stores that have been long time retail partners with Simon Pearce and understand the unique, handcrafted quality the company is known for. Both stores have dedicated and knowledgeable teams who will continue offering the service level that our customers have experienced in our own stores,” said Bruce Holloway, director of wholesale and corporate sales.
“This is obviously a difficult decision, but we’re confident that further strengthening our partnerships with select high-end retailers in the Bay Area will continue to offer Simon Pearce customers a great retail experience,” said Rob Adams, president of Simon Pearce. Since joining the company in August 2008, Adams has steered the company towards a more comprehensive and competitive retail and marketing strategy.
Shoppers who cannot make it to the closing sale can obtain a free shipping code by providing their contact information when calling the store or the Simon Pearce customer service at 800.774.5277 or by visiting SimonPearce.com
Simon Pearce San Francisco Store:
2223 Fillmore St - San Francisco, CA 94115 - P: 415-409-3700
About Simon Pearce
Simon Pearce (SimonPearce.com) designs, manufactures and markets original products in hand blown glass and handmade pottery and operates two fine dining establishments. Founded in 1971, Simon Pearce originated as a small glassblowing workshop in Kilkenny, Ireland. Simon Pearce has maintained a dedication to creating products that are beautifully designed, produced with premium quality materials and time-honored techniques and intended for a lifetime of everyday use. In 1981, the company moved to a historic woolen mill on the banks of the Ottauquechee River in Quechee, Vermont. Today, Quechee remains the flagship for Simon Pearce’s retail, restaurant and production activities. The full range of glass and pottery designs embody traditional and contemporary styles—all with classic simplicity, elegance, and everyday functionality. The line is available at 10 Simon Pearce retail stores in the US, through a nationwide network of signature stores, via mail-order catalogue and online.