Name of business: Persiano Furniture Outlet
Owner: John Hashempour
Address: 495 Premium Outlets Blvd.
Opening date: June 1
Products and services: Top-brand furniture, chandeliers, art and handmade rugs. Also in the Premium Outlets are related stores the Persiano Rug Outlet, the lighting outlet, the art outlet and the mattress outlet. We provide a one-stop recourse for interior designers with same-day delivery, as well as cleaning and repair of rugs and chandeliers. We offer a 10-step, oriental-rug-cleaning process.
Target market: Homebuyers, designers and families. We provide a wide range of products that will satisfy any class group and style, modern, contemporary or classic.
How did you get into your business, and what motivated you to start it?: Seventeen years ago, when I retired from the jewelry business where I designed and repaired fine international jewels, I took a trip to Mexico with my wife. During my stay in Mexico, I would spend all my free time visiting local furniture shops and makers. I was impressed with the quality and love of numerous works of art that sparked a thirst for fine furniture. Upon my return to the United States, I started Persian Gallery and for the past 17 years, we have been providing the D.C.-Maryland-Virginia area with world-known brands of furniture, chandeliers, art and handmade rugs.
Hours: Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sundays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/PersianoGallery/