Lafayette’s most well-known local boutique, Caroline & Company, will be moving into what will soon be the former Paul Michael Company space in the Spring of 2020.
22 years ago, Caroline & Company opened their boutique in a small, 2,500 SF retail space, located at 113 Arnould Blvd. in Lafayette, LA. Over the years, as the boutique grew in popularity, they expanded into a total of 4 retail spaces occupying 10,000 square-feet; offering gifts, baby clothing, household items, and more.
The Paul Michael Company, located at 1800 Kaliste Saloom Road in River Ranch, recently announced that they would be closing after a huge, $4 million store closing sale. Caroline & Company—presented with a perfect expansion opportunity—decided to take advantage of the newly available space for continued future growth.
I have loved my 22 years on the Boulevard – but I am excited about this new opportunity to move into a new, larger space.
The soon-former Paul Michael Co. space is a whopping 35,000 square-foot. Caroline & Company will occupy 15,000 SF, which will allow the local boutique to expand their baby & children’s departments as well as adding more home decor, accessories, and expanding upon their best selling lines and categories.
The remaining 20,000 SF of space inside of the soon-former home store building will be leased out.
Construction for Caroline & Company’s expansion is set to begin Feb 1, 2020, with a tentative move-in date of April 1, 2020.
Caroline & Company provides work for 30 employees that work at both of their locations—Arnould Blvd and Our Lady of Lourdes Gift Shop.
“We fully intend on continuing with our thriving gift shop in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital!”