The Tiffany's of tools--Restoration Hardware--will open Wednesday at the Promenade at Woodland Hills, bringing specialty home furnishings, tchotchkes and hard-to-find cabinet hardware to the West Valley.
The 8,800-square-foot store is Restoration Hardware's first Valley venue, and one of only three in the Southland--the others are in Pasadena and Newport Beach. The new store will employ 17 people full- or part-time. About 90% of the employees are from the area, said store manager Brian Lambert.
A gadget and furniture store that would make even homemaking guru Martha Stewart salivate, Restoration Hardware sells weathered garden items, heavy Mission-style furniture, lighting and books, among other merchandise.
According to Lambert, Restoration Hardware is more than just a store, it's a destination. "It's an adult amusement store," Lambert said.