Cincy Chic: What is Nadeau Cincinnati?
Michelle Reith, Store Manager at Nadeau Cincinnati: Nadeau is “Furniture With A Soul.” We’re based out of California with 29 stores in the U.S. Cincinnati’s location is the 29th store to open.
Cincy Chic: What’s the inspiration behind Nadeau?
Reith: Nadeau is a place where customers can purchase soulful furniture that is unique and handmade, never mass produced. We keep our costs down and conserve resources by shipping furniture directly to a store near you, without the need of distribution centers. Each of our stores is building community as part of the local neighborhood. We also offer irresistible prices all year around, all the time.
Cincy Chic: Who’s behind Nadeau?
Reith: Tom Nadeau launched the first store back in 1991 when he began importing beautiful furniture that he found in his travels around the world. Since then, he was focused on building strong relationships with loyal suppliers, growing Furniture With A Soul through word of mouth, from one generation to the next. After 16 years of selling to wholesale clients in warehouses across the country, he started selling directly to the public on occasional weekends. When people starting lining up in the wee hours of the morning to get first dibs, he knew he had a hit! Through the years that followed, Tom transitioned Nadeau to selling in retail storefronts, providing timeless pieces with unbeatable prices, handmade from real, solid wood. Tom and his wife Angel continue to scour the globe to curate Furniture With A Soul handcrafted, unique and affordable items that our customers are proud to include in their homes.
In Cincinnati, I’m the Store Manager and I get help from Assistant Manager Sara Barnes and Neil Roesch, who does sales.
Cincy Chic: What types of items do you sell?
Reith: We sell unique, eclectic, wood pieces. The woods used include mahogany, mango, teak, acacia, sheesham, reclaimed wood and rosewood. At the store customers will find buffets, side boards, China cabinets, desks, dressers, dining tables, nightstands, end tables and more!
Cincy Chic: Where is Nadeau Cincinnati located?
Reith: We’re at 7400 Kenwood Road in Cincinnati.
Cincy Chic: What makes Nadeau a unique store?
Reith: Everything in the store is handmade. It’s unique and there’s no assembly required. Nothing is mass products and we offer wholesale pricing. Plus, our inventory is constantly changing.
Cincy Chic: Is there anything new on the horizon for Nadeau Cincinnati?
Reith: We’ll be hosting our Grand Opening event on March 4 from 5-8 p.m.