September 14, 2018
Upscale home furnishings retailer Crate and Barrel said it will open a full-service restaurant at its existing retail location in the Oakbrook Center mall in Oakbrook, IL this coming spring. It will partner with Cornerstone Restaurant Group and chef Bill Kim on the new concept, which will enable it to host cooking demonstrations and other related events.
“We know our customers love to entertain, and this collaboration takes our existing expertise around dining and kitchen to the next level,” said Crate and Barrel CEO Neela Montgomery. “Our customers are looking to engage with us in a more experiential way, so this is an exciting opportunity to create an even more immersive store experience.”
Cornerstone CEO David Zadikoff saw “a tremendous opportunity to push the boundaries of the restaurant and retail spaces. The sense of shared purpose was an instant match between our two companies.”
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