A store touting the combination of furniture and entertainment opened its second location this week in Anne Arundel County in the Cromwell Business Park near Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.
The Sofa Store/Big Screen Store was first conceived as a prototype store two years ago in Towson, combining the retailer stores owned by Cary and Kevin Luskin.
The Luskins opened The Big Screen Store in 1996 and now have 11 locations in Maryland and Virginia.
“The combination concept provides customers with the ability to shop and plan for a redesign or upgrade of their living room, great room, den or basement all in one spot,” said Kevin Luskin, co-owner.
The owners of the 35,000-square-foot store in Anne Arundel say they’ll employ about 20 people at the new site. An opening event Tuesday was attended by state and local officials and representatives of the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation.
Lawrence Maykrantz, president of St. John Properties, which manages the Cromwell Business Park, said the store is one of the largest retailers to open in the county this year.