Sur la Table Set to Open Its Doors in the Town & Country Village

Palo Alto, CA – The Town & Country Village, a unique Bay Area hub of everyday and specialty stores, is pleased to welcome Sur La Table to the iconic Palo Alto shopping center. Sur La Table, the leading retailer for creative cooking and artful entertaining hopes to open in Spring 2008 and plans include a demonstration kitchen where customers can interact with the products. The 5,700 square foot space will face El Camino Real.

“We are thrilled to welcome Sur La Table to the Town & Country Village and believe the community will welcome them with open arms,” said Jim Ellis, Principal of Ellis Partners. “Town & Country is a place that blends specialty and everyday stores. With its mix of superior products and the opportunity for customers to engage in a demonstration kitchen, Sur La Table truly meets both descriptions.”

A Seattle-based company, Sur La Table was founded in 1972 and has become a premier retailer. With buyers traveling the world to explore the nuances of local food and culture, Sur La Table carries a remarkable selection of authentic tools and serving pieces to prepare cuisines from different countries.

Known for its eclectic selection of every-day-basics and unique tools, sales associates with a passion for cooking possess in-depth product knowledge and can explain the nuances between different brands and help select the best products to fit the customer’s lifestyle. Interactive presentations and demonstrations assist customers in learning about equipment. Not sure what a Barquette Mold or a Pasta Chitarra is? Just ask! Although the most frequent question may well be “how do you pronounce your name and what does it mean?” /sir lah taab-leh/ French for “on the table”.

“We have a very loyal customer base in California and we’re always searching for additional locations to serve them,” says Sur La Table’s CEO, Kathy Tierney. “We look forward to offering our customers a store that is as passionate and unique as they are.”

About Ellis Partners:
Ellis Partners LLC is a San Francisco based real estate development and investment firm with a long history of championing and completing architecturally significant renovation projects.