Hut No. 8
Crave designer fashions at a fraction of the cost? Hut No. 8 is a nationwide franchise of resale brand name clothing, shoes, and accessories for teens and young adults. The stores are designed to provide an escape and modeled after a Florida Beach Hut frequented by the original owners.
"As long as the pricing and fast turn-around times hold true, we will not be going elsewhere."
-- Larry Kottke, Vice-President
The ambiance is high energy with vibrant music and rustic, earthy tones to channel the ocean to make every shopping experience a blissful one. The original concept store had tin ceilings to achieve the aesthetic which they decided to model in all subsequent franchises across the country. They opened 20 new locations this year and hope to double that next year.
REASONS FOR PURCHASE: Aesthetics, Cost, Turn-around Time
Which installation type did you choose?
"Most are drop ins. The original store was nail up, but all of our stores typically have suspended grids already."
Did you consider any other materials?
"We considered doing away with the tin and simply blacking everything out. Ultimately, we decided to draw attention to the ceiling instead of making it disappear."
How did you find out about the American Tin Ceiling Company?
"We were purchasing from Classic Ceilings, but cost and turn-around times were becoming an issue."