May 18, 2018

Retailer Claims 12,000 Square Feet in East Memphis Poplar Corridor

Memphis Business Journal

May 18, 2018

The furniture store Neala and Chris Hester started in their home five years ago will soon occupy 12,000 square feet in East Memphis’ Regalia Shopping Center.

The Find — formerly called Frugal Home Find — will move to the center from its 5,000-square-foot home at 531 S. Highland St. this fall, Chis Hester said.

“[The Regalia space] is the size we need and it’s in a great location,” Chris Hester said. “At first we were not sure about moving out that far East. … [But], when we started looking at it from a business standpoint, it just made sense.”

The Find has been located on South Highland since 2014, slowly adding space to its store there. Last year, though, the Hesters realized they’d outgrown the neighborhood and started looking toward other locations.

The new home of The Find, which Hester called a “high-end outlet store,” will be situated between Great Wines & Spirits and Salsa Cocina Mexicana.

Chris Hester said a major reason for The Find’s success is its immense social media following. Almost 47,000 people follow the store’s Facebook page, which is more people than follow any Memphis-based retailer the Memphis Business Journal could find besides City Gear.

Boyle Investment Co. owns Regalia. Boyle broker Jonathan Aur negotiated the lease on his company’s behalf.