Distinctive Tile and Design to move to Main Street
Rockland — Distinctive Tile and Design and the Rockland Masonic Temple Corporation Board of Directors announce the relocation of Distinctive Tile and Design to the building at 456 Main St. in Rockland, which is owned and managed by the Rockland Masonic Temple Corporation.
The retail space was formerly occupied by Rock Coast Sports.
“We have been in Rockland for eight years and are excited to expand to a gallery style showroom with more styles and design possibilities to better service our customers," according to Larry Stoddard, owner of Distinctive Tile.
Distinctive Tile is presently located at 143 Maverick St. in Rockland.
“We feel that Distinctive Tile is not only a good fit for the vacant retail space, but for the Masons as well, and that the business will be a good citizen for the downtown and bring more foot traffic to the northerly end of Main Street which will benefit all the businesses at this end of the downtown," said Colin Grierson, president of the Masonic Temple Corporation.
Masonic Temple Board member Rodney Lynch, who handled the various showings and negotiations on behalf of the Temple Corporation adds, “The Masons, who have been on Main Street for many decades are pleased to be a part of the reimaging and redevelopment of downtown Rockland and to be a part of the city’s private economic development efforts. Lorain Francis of Rockland Main Street, Inc. was helpful in providing information on floor space rents and for passing on to us potential tenants who had contacted RMI inquiring about the retail space. Surprising there was a lot of interest in and competition for the first level of the building any of which would have been an asset for the downtown.”
Distinctive Tile is now in the process of undertaking significant renovations with an opening slated for the end of October. Distinctive Tile and Design also has a showroom in Portland.