Big changes are on the way for a Bethlehem furniture and home decor retailer.
Domaci, which has operated out of a storefront at 523 Main St. in the Bethlehem Historic District for more than a year, is moving its Bethlehem operations to a larger space on the city’s South Side and opening a second location in midstate.
“We knew going into it that being a furniture store we’d grow out of it sooner or later,” said Derrick Clark, who founded the shop alongside husband and business partner Warren Clark.
When the space where the jewelry and gift store, Cleo’s, became available with the retirement of its owner, the partners saw an opportunity to add another 3,000 square feet of showroom space, more than doubling what they had on Main Street.
Domaci also is opening a second location as part of an urban redevelopment project in Lancaster. The store will be part of the new 101NQ site under development in the former Bulova Technologies facility by Zamagias Properties.
“Warren and I have been watching the growth and redevelopment that has been going on in downtown Lancaster for some time now, and we’re eager to be a part it,” Derrick Clark said.
He said the development was an exciting project, and by being a part of it they felt they were filling a niche that was under-represented in the area.
Domaci Bethlehem specializes in sustainably sourced solid-wood furnishings and unique homewares and gifts. The Lancaster location will have the same curated offerings in 1,200 square feet of retail space.
Domaci will close its Main Street location after Christmas and reopen at 21 E. Third St. in January.
The Lancaster project is set to be complete in early spring 2019.