Restoration Hardware in West Palm Beach grand opening set for Nov. 19

Restoration Hardware will open its $26 million, mansion-like gallery in West Palm Beach in mid-November, days before the start of the holiday shopping rush.

A grand opening for the home furnishings gallery, located at the gateway to the city, is set for Nov. 19, the company has announced.

The gallery store is currently under construction in the median of Okeechobee Boulevard between CityPlace and the Palm Beach County Convention Center — a focal point for both motorists entering the city’s downtown and tourists visiting the area.

RELATED: Here’s the story of the hieroglyphics behind Restoration Hardware store

Based in Corte Madera, Calif., Restoration Hardware sells furniture, lighting, textiles, bathware, baby and child products. It started as a store for historical knobs and fixtures, then broadened into furniture. More recently it transformed into a “curator” of luxury home furnishings, building grand galleries and eschewing traditional mall stores.

In West Palm Beach, its four-story building, which spans nearly 80,000 square feet, will feature a rooftop garden and café and floors of furniture, lighting and home accessories.

The rooftop area, which was created in partnership with restaurateur Brendan Sodikoff, will also feature wine vaults and tasting rooms, offering a curated selection of wines and craft beers. A nearby pantry space will serve espresso and house-made doughnuts and pastries.

Outside, the building exterior will be covered with a hieroglyphic-like pattern by artist RETNA.

The Los Angeles artist’s work, valued at $500,000, satisfied a city requirement requirement that developers contribute public art worth at least 1 percent of a new project’s cost.

Restoration Hardware has gallery stores in Chicago, West Hollywood, New York, Denver, Austin and Atlanta. The company has also opened galleries in historic properties, including the Museum of Natural History in Boston and the Historic Post Office in Greenwich, Conn.

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