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Original anchor store Gabberts is leaving the Galleria after 60 years

It's moving to a new flagship retail complex being built by its owner, HOM Furniture.

Gabberts is leaving the Galleria in Edina to join its parent company, HOM Furniture, at a new "flagship" retail complex in Bloomington.

Coon Rapids-based HOM has announced it's tearing down its Bloomington store off of I-494 and rebuilding it to house a larger HOM store, a Gabberts Fine Furniture and Design Studio, and a DOCK86 Furniture.

It will result in more than 206,000 square feet of space for the three furniture retailers, more than double the size of the existing HOM store.

But it will mean that Gabberts will be moving out of the upmarket Galleria shopping center, where it opened in 1959 as the sole anchor.

Gabberts was bought by HOM Furniture in 2008, and will be moving out of the Galleria and into Bloomington next year.

“We are excited about bringing Gabberts to our new Bloomington flagship showroom, where we will be able to showcase the iconic Gabberts brand with an updated showroom and design studio,” said HOM CEO Rod Johansen.

"The Gabberts showroom will be larger overall with some expanded product categories in most departments including mattresses, rugs, carpet and flooring as well as patio," he added. "The new Gabberts will be featuring the latest trends and stunning visual displays. The showroom will also have the favorite brands Gabberts is known for, including a newly designed Stickley gallery.”

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Construction on the new site will begin on May 1, with HOM having bought out Golf Galaxy and the Budget Truck Center to make space for the new center.

As well as HOM and Gabberts, Bloomington will also be home to the third location of DOCK86, which is HOM's off-price brand it introduced in 2011.

HOM Furniture recently opened its 16th store in the Upper Midwest in Brooklyn Center, and will open its 17th later this year in Wausau, Wisconsin.

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