One of the KC’s hippest home furnishings and designer decor depots is mounting a comeback…
Soreal Design – housed in its 1980s and 1990s hey days in the historic Warwick Theatre at 3927 Main – is reopening in therecently rennovated Uptown Shoppes at 3600 Broadway in midtown. That according to Uptown Theater main man Larry Sells.
"Soreal Design is putting together a co-op for furniture, design and artwork," Sells says. "So we’ll rent 200, 300 and 400 square foot spaces to small up-and-coming dealers. And Soreal is one of the players."
Soreal closed years ago but much of its inventory, including its trademark art deco and pop culture art and furnishings remained in the old theater, as if frozen in time.
‘We’ve moved a lot of things over to the Uptown Shoppes," Sells says. "And we have some news things and some old and some used. I guess you could say we have some great stuff that was made before the Age of China. Stuff that was meant to last more than 30 days. Stuff that was made in Europe and America. leather sofas – ones that have springs instead of straps that fall apart. Things made of wood instead of plastic. And we’ll have vintage clothing. I’m going to put some of my Charlie Sheen shirts in there – because I can’t support people that have a bad image – that’s a joke."
Soreal joins new Uptown Shoppes tenants Scott Fitness, Safeway Insurance. Negotiations are also underway with a restaurant and bookstore that also sells vintage records and CDs, Sells says.