Street Rugs heads for the South End
Business Journal · Week of May 25, 1998
Retail and Hospitality
Following the lead
of several other furniture stores in the Back Bay area, Newbury Street
Rugs is leaving its long-time home on Newbury Street and heading to
the emerging furniture hub near the South End.
Solomon Mojtabai, who owns the store with his wife, Nayier, said he's
eager to join his counterparts in the South End. If he stays at the
218 Newbury St. location, the rent is expected to double. Even more
troubling is the growing problem with parking on Newbury, which can
be difficult for a business trying to move huge rugs in and out of
the building and into trucks, he said.
While the Newbury Street location helped build the Majtabai's rug
business, the couple says its time to move on to a bigger space.
The new space at 240 Stuart St., which will open before July, is about
two and half times larger than the 218 Newbury St. location.
"We think we'll do better there," Solomon Mojtabai said.
"We will be able to have more variety at the new location."
The couple started the business seven years ago as a hobby. Today,
the store sells new and antique rugs from China, Nepal and Turkey.·
PLEASE NOTE -
SOLOMON'S COLLECTION HAS MOVED FROM BOSTON AND EXPANDED TO QUINCY
FOR LARGER GALLERY SPACE AND PARKING - WE ARE NO LONGER IN BOSTON.
WE HOPE YOU COME
VISIT US IN QUINCY SOON AT 809 HANCOCK STREET (RT. 3A)
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