UPDATED 7/1: Hoofing it to the second floor
Saratoga Saddlery is getting an upgrade as owners take over the second-floor space at 460 Broadway.
Owners Sabine and Mick Rodgers say they’ll add 2,300 square feet of space for offices and expand their product lines upstairs, where the gallery called Sundari Fine Art had been located. Equine paintings once covered the walls in the space when painter Boguslaw Lustyk put up a temporary show last summer.
Now the couple is remodeling the space and expects to have it open in about two weeks. They’re also looking to hire additional employees.
“We’re extending the store to the second floor to do a little bit of equestrian lifestyle home furnishing, and we’re adding more denim lines and more apparel,” Sabine Rodgers said.
She said the space is also ideal for hosting parties and holding fundraiser events.
The couple is negotiating to buy the building from landlord Mark Straus, whose five historic downtown structures went on the market last year.
Saratoga Saddlery has been open for 4-1/2 years, selling riding apparel and equine-related gifts. The business has seen a steady increase almost every one of those years, Rodgers said.
They opened a sister store, also called Saratoga Saddlery, in Delmar, Calif., last May.
“We’re lucky enough to be in an economy bubble with Saratoga Saddlery,” Rodgers said. “When you have choices of where you’re going to spend your money, customers will choose where they go to get great customer service. They come to us not just to buy a shirt, but to get the whole experience.”
For more information, call 580-4522.