Just four months after opening up their specialty furniture store in Riverside’s Arcade Building, the owners of Conversation Piece have moved the business’ location. It’ll be easy to find, however, because they’ve simply moved it around the corner.
Conversation Piece is now located in the former Bella Fit space in the Arcade Building in one of its East Quincy Street storefronts. The space, at roughly 2,300 square feet, is about triple the size of its original location, reflecting a significant change in the business itself.
While Conversation Piece still specializes in vintage and antique furniture that’s been repainted or repurposed to make them into one-of-a-kind statement pieces, the store also now carries a variety of furniture items on consignment. About half the new space is dedicated to the consignment pieces.
“We acquired so many more items that we decided to take a bigger space,” said Maura Harrington, who runs Conversation Piece along with Laure Weinke. The business still retains a warehouse space elsewhere on East Quincy Street, while the Arcade Building is the retail location.
Harrington said the business also offers upholstery services along with interior decorating and design consulting. Harrington and Weinke are also open to hosting events in their new space.
Conversation Piece opened in mid-May in a space at 1 Riverside Road. That spot is now for rent, according to a sign in the front window.