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Capitol Lighting Expands In South Florida With New Showrooms Planned For Fort Lauderdale And Doral

Capital Lighting Ft. Lauderdale Store

To Support Growth, Capitol Lighting To Create 15 New Jobs–Following a robust 90th anniversary, Capitol Lighting — a leading omni-channel retailer of high quality lighting fixtures and home accessories — is expanding its presence in South Florida with new showrooms in Broward and Miami-Dade counties. The new 4,600-square-foot showroom at 1001 North Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale is set to open this fall and the 4,500-square-foot showroom in the Doral Design District is scheduled to open this winter. The additional showrooms will increase Capitol’s total retail locations to 10 and generate 15 new jobs.

Capitol currently operates showrooms in Boca Raton, Palm Beach Gardens, Wellington, and Stuart, Florida as well as East Hanover, Eatontown, Green Brook, and Paramus, New Jersey, where the company’s family retail tradition was founded in 1924.

An industry leader and respected ‘lighting authority’, Capitol features a diverse selection of 300 high-quality indoor and outdoor brands in 40 lighting categories with more than one million products available in-stores and online. Its services include lighting design for both residential and commercial spaces, in-home and in-office consultations, and installation and fixture cleaning. Open seven-days-a-week, operating hours for the two new locations (subject to change) will be Monday-Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., evenings by appointment.

“Expansion to Ft. Lauderdale and Doral was ideal as both of these locations have a vibrant design and building community,” noted Capitol President Eric Lebersfeld.  “We look forward to adding great value to these dynamic and exciting residential and commercial business hubs.”

He added that Fort Lauderdale is a natural extension of Capitol’s strong Palm Beach County footprint.  “We have so many loyal designers who come up to our Boca store who have been begging us to open a gallery closer to their customer base.  We listened and are so excited to be building out a breathtaking state-of-the-art showplace to feature the finest manufacturers from around the world.”

In Miami-Dade, Lebersfeld shared that Capitol found the opportunity to join recognized retailers in the new Doral Design Center – long-known for the best tile, flooring and kitchen design in the area – of great appeal.  “Greater Miami has enjoyed explosive growth in recent years, and we look forward to bringing our mission of ‘making lives brighter’ to the area.”

About Capitol Lighting:
From a small shop in Newark, N.J. in 1924 to now more than 85,000 square feet of showroom space in eight cities, the Lebersfeld family’s retailing tradition at Capitol Lighting celebrates nine decades of ‘making lives brighter’.  Always evolving to meet the ever-changing needs of its retail customers and professional designers, the ‘lighting authority’ continues to take the lead by embracing and forecasting indoor and outdoor lighting trends, making customer service a priority and providing high quality lighting and home furnishings. Celebrating over 90 years of business, Capitol Lighting has illuminated more than a million homes, offices and other commercial spaces. Its 170 lighting professionals and staff serve more than 12,000 PRO designer members. This small business leader with eight showrooms in New Jersey and South Florida and two more set to open in 2015, offers a diverse selection of 300 brands in 40 lighting categories with more than one million products available in-stores and online. For more information, showroom locations and hours of operation visit 1-800Lighting.com.

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