Another retailer is getting in the restaurant business

Home furnishings stores are shaping up as fertile ground for restaurants.

Crate & Barrel will open a full-service restaurant in its store at Oakbrook Center, Oakbrook, Ill., next spring, reported the Chicago Tribune. The news comes as another home furnishings retailer, RH (formerly Restoration Hardware), unveiled its fifth restaurant, at its new location in Manhattan.

The restaurant planned for Crate & Barrel is a partnership between the retailer and Chicago’s Cornerstone Restaurant Group.

“Though we don’t have concrete plans for more restaurants in additional locations at this time, we’re always exploring new ways to offer meaningful moments to our customers beyond the traditional shopping experience,” Crate & Barrel CEO Neela Montgomery told the Tribune.

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