Carrie Rengers

Kitchen Place opens in the Douglas Design District

It’s a little hard to tell unless you’re looking in the windows, but the Kitchen Place is now open for business in its new home at the former Foggy Bottom space at 3234 E. Douglas just east of Hillside.

“Other than the sign, we’re good to go,” says Pat Lang, who moved his store from Piccadilly Square.

“It’s been a lot of work,” Lang says.

He thinks it “absolutely” will be worth it, though, for a couple of reasons.

First, he says, is visibility with all the traffic through the Douglas Design District.

Second is his jump from 1,700 square feet, which he says was limiting, to 7,000 square feet.

Lang says customers will find more variety in his kitchen displays and more room to move about among them.

“They’re going to find a lot more room than what we had previously to be able to actually view and experience what the various designs are,” he says. “We have a full range of product.”

There is a variety of prices for countertops, cabinets and appliances, including Miele, Sub-Zero and Wolf, and one range from La Cornue, which sells ranges from $8,500 to more than $90,000.

Lang says his Miele display is the largest outside of any Miele stores.

The new space will allow comfortable room for seminars and cooking demonstrations.

Lang says there were a few surprises while preparing the building for his store.

“Remodeling a 50-plus-year-old building is full of surprises.”

It didn’t faze him, though, he says.

“I’ve been in construction my whole life,” Lang says. “If you don’t expect the unexpected, you’re kind of in the wrong business.”

Carrie Rengers: 316-268-6340, @CarrieRengers