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Iconic Valley Store Holds Grand Reopening – Phoenix Lamps Shows Off New Look

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Phoenix Lamps invites the public and press to its grand reopening on Saturday, October 3 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will take place at the store's Phoenix location at 2225 E. Indian School Road.

A fixture in the community since 1946, Phoenix Lamps assumed new ownership in July 2019. The new proprietor, Pat Emmert, spent the past year lovingly renewing and restoring the iconic store in honor of the 74 years it has been in business. The reopening event will reveal the store's new look and include special promotions, including 20 percent off all items. Food trucks will also be on site for guests to enjoy.

"We're looking forward to a great day of fun, food, activities and special sales," said Pat Emmert. "The restoration of Phoenix Lamps was a labor of love and it's so exciting to be able to share that with the community."

As a special tribute to those on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, a portion of proceeds from the store's reopening will be donated to support first responders and frontline workers in the medical profession.

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In addition to being the valley's authority on all things lamps, Phoenix Lamps also houses a plethora of antiques, including hard-to-find chandeliers, vintage pieces, signed paintings and specialty art works in metal, fossils, porcelain and bronze. The store is also known for expert craftsmanship, offering rewiring and refurbished fixtures from modern to vintage to antique.

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The Whistling Elk, Chester NJ is honored for excellence by Home Accents Today magazine

CHESTER, N.J. -- Home furnishings and design source The Whistling Elk, in Chester, New Jersey, has been named one of Home Accents Today's Retail Stars for 2020 by editors of the premier trade magazine for the home accents industry.

The Retail Stars list, sponsored by AmericasMart Atlanta and Las Vegas Market, publishes each year in Home Accents Today's May issue. This year's list was compiled and narrowed down by research analysts and Thomas Lester, Home Accents Today's digital & managing editor.

The Whistling Elk, owned by Barbara Clark Collins, is a sophisticated home furnishings shop featuring fine upholstery, furniture, lighting and distinctive home accessories that reflect the ultimate elegance and quality located in the heart of quaint Chester, New Jersey at 50 Main Street. The shop was established in 1990 and is a specialist in casual European elegance.

"Receiving this recognition is such an honor," said Collins, "especially when retail is facing so many challenges due to the Coronavirus crisis. My hope is that it will remind us all to continue to support local business."

The Retail Stars list, now in its 16th year, recognizes independent brick-and-mortar retailers of home accents - including furniture stores, home accessories boutique stores and interior design showrooms - that merchandise creatively, have a positive presence in their local communities and stand out from the competition.

"Home Accents Today's 2020 Retail Stars list showcases some of the best independent home décor and home furnishings retailers in the country," said Lester. "While retail faces severe challenges due to the coronavirus crisis, we believe these stores are among those that will step up and up with safe and creative ways to revitalize their business as shutdown restrictions gradually lift. This honor recognizes their skills, hard work and dedication, and should serve as a reminder to us all to support local businesses."

This year's class comes from 32 states. For a complete list of Home Accents Today's 2020 Retail Stars go to to review the list.

Learn more about The Whistling Elk at:

The Whistling Elk, 50 Main Street, Chester NJ 07930

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