By Heather Lusk
RG Decor owners Tom and Karen King wanted to stay in Zionsville when they searched for a location with more space. They ended up “as close as we could stay to town,” according to Tom, on 96th Street just west of Michigan Road.
“It’s a positive thing. It’s just the simple fact that there’s no space in town,” Tom said. “I think for us, the physical size of what we do, there’s just not a good fit.”
The 9,000-square-foot space more than doubles the 3,700 total square feet on Main Street that RG Decor will vacate April 14. The business occupies three buildings on Main Street and will now be in one large location adjacent to Sani-Bright, the Kings’ carpet and rug-cleaning business.
Aside from the Kings, the rug and furniture gallery has five full-time employees, all who will come to the new location. Being in multiple buildings in downtown Zionsville has required the additional challenge of always having at least one employee in each location.
“Our team needs a better environment to operate in,” Tom said.
The new showroom will allow RG Decor to offer more furniture, rugs and lighting and will give employees, who are also interior designers, space to work.
The new store will maintain the same hours. The Main Street location will close at 4 p.m. April 14, then the move begins through the weekend. The new location should be ready for businesses April 17 at its regular time.
“We’re not going to have any downtime,” Karen said.
The Kings took ownership of the Rug Gallery in 2014. They added furniture with RG Decor in 2015. On April 28, they will conduct a grand opening with prizes and food starting at 10 a.m.
“We will continue to have a presence in Zionsville,” Tom said. “We want to make sure we’re still a part of the community.”