Carpet store moving to new perch
After more than 30 years at its location on Joerschke Drive, a long-time Grass Valley carpet business is planning to move into its new home at Idaho-Maryland Road and Sutton Way in January.
Motorists and pedestrians alike, looking up at the intersection, see Blue Water Development Corp. workers hammering together the new Bob’s Discount Carpet.
The company has been on the job since late May after the carpet store, now at 121 Joerschke Drive, initially attempted to erect the building itself, said Dan Rossovich, Blue Water owner.
“He wanted to own the building,” said Bob Pinkham, chief executive of the carpet store, referring to his son, Kurt. Pinkham is 68 and expects that his son eventually will take over the business.
Pinkham started the business selling carpet, vinyl and hardwood laminates in May 1977 after moving into Grass Valley the previous year. He was a carpet installer in Santa Clara before that.
The new store will have about 7,000 square feet, with 3,000 square feet of showroom space, Rossovich said. The stucco building will be mostly one-story, with a small second-story break room, he said.
Pinkham hopes the housing market picks up in time to bolster his move in January.
“Right now, things aren’t selling,” Pinkham said. “People aren’t moving into the new housing, and it’s having a snowball effect.”
The new store is being built on land Pinkham bought in the 1980s.
The carpet store is one of several key businesses under construction in Grass Valley.
Chapa De Indian Health Program Inc. on East Main Street, DeMartini RV Sales and Service on Idaho-Maryland Road and a medical office building on 280 Sierra College drive also are underway.
To contact Staff Writer Greg Moberly, e-mail email@example.com or call 477-4234.
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