February 24, 2014 (Kirkland, WA) – Representatives of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty announced today a retail partnership with Woodinville-based DeLille Cellars to open Maison DeLille at 15 Lake Street in downtown Kirkland. The high-profile retail storefront will feature a wine bar and retail wine shop operated by DeLille Cellars while also showcasing art, fine furnishings and residential opportunities represented by the global realty network.
“We are thrilled to partner with DeLille Cellars on Maison DeLille and we’re eager to open our doors later this month,” said Dean Jones,
The 3,200 sq. ft. facility is set to open to the public on March 1, 2014 – precisely four months to the day after The Puget Sound Business Journal first broke the story about the unique retail concept. Designed by Atelier Drome Architects and developed by Adatto Construction, the facility features 17-foot ceilings and a unique building-in-a-building structure with expansive sliding wall panels to create individual spaces for day-to-day corporate use or to open up completely from street to bay for larger events of up to 250 persons on special occasions.Owner of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty. “Far more than a general real estate brokerage or a wine tasting room, together we’ve conceived the ultimate open house for the connoisseurs of life to experience a convergence of lifestyle brands within a single, beautiful setting.”
“Maison DeLille extends our brand well beyond our Woodinville-basedDeLille Chateau and Carriage House tasting room,” said Greg Lill, President of DeLille Cellars. “Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty is a marketing maverick with a window to the world and a lakeside location, which is highly attractive to us. By combining our resources and databases we’re destined to draw both individual consumers and special events business to downtown Kirkland.”
Lill says his special events business is second only to retail wine sales and venue rentals brings tremendous awareness for his brand and event clientele. He believes the Maison Delille storefront along with the convertible functionality of the brokerage office will be a popular platform for other retailers and artists, broker promotions, corporate events, fundraisers and other philanthropic interests. Jones agrees saying the gallery-like retail experience is more dynamic than a typical brokerage office reception area while activating the retail to brin
“Our Kirkland branch provides a fully functional brokerage operation with all the systems to support our growing real estate enterprise on the Eastside,” adds Jones. “We’ve gone to great efforts to ensure that our retail experience is multi-dimensional and evolving, much like a website home page needs to stay current. Besides, events are a great way to bring individual broker networks together without feeling like you’re in a sales environment.”g attention to his exclusive properties.
Local opinion leaders have been watching the development of what’s being dubbed the “Connoisseurs of Life Showroom” with great interest.
“Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty and DeLille Cellars are a perfect pairing – it’s a very savvy retail concept,” says Maria Royer, Principal of Real Retail – a Seattle-based retail broker that specializes in lifestyle brands. “They will benefit from a prime downtown Kirkland location attracting a likeminded consumer drawn to the beautiful homes, compelling art and fine wines. The showroom is like a lifestyle magazine coming to life while providing a living room of sorts for the community. And given its adjacency to the Kirkland Marina, I think Maison DeLille will also become a popular lifestyle destination for boaters on Lake Washington.”
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