After less than two years in the former Smith & Hawken location in Strawberry Village, Bliss Home & Design plans to close in April – leaving a vacancy in a building that once housed one of Marin’s hallmark companies.
Bliss exec Kim Goodwin said the home furnishing store received a lot of positive feedback from the community about the store's design and merchandise.
"But we did not get the sales we needed," she said in a phone interview.
As they clean out their warehouse, all items will be sold at between 30-to-70 percent off. The store is currently holding a 40 percent going-out-of-business sale and will close sometime in April, depending on how fast the merchandise sells.
Bliss opened in the former Smith and Hawken location in June 2011.
"We thought it would be a better market than it proved to be," Goodwin said. The company now plans to focus its attention on its retail store in Corona del Mar in southern California, and will also open another store in the Design District in Dallas, TX in May. Goodwin said Bliss Home & Design also has a large online presence.
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