James Eldridge, who helped launch Springdale-based handmade furniture manufacturer James+James in 2011, has acquired a small-scale furniture store owned by his father and is planning to relocate it to Northwest Arkansas.
Eldridge recently signed papers to buy Montana Table in Dillon, Montana. The store was renamed Gracie Furniture — named after Eldridge’s sister — on April 24. Peter Eldridge started the company in 2012 by building furniture in his garage and selling it online.
“It’s going through a big overhaul right now,” James Eldridge said. “Many of the designs offered now are going to be changed.”
Eldridge said when the manufacturing equipment is relocated to Northwest Arkansas, the company will hire and train parolees to do the manufacturing.
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