Midcentury-style furniture store hutch is on the move

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Posted: Thursday, July 4, 2013 12:00 am

Omaha's midcentury-style furniture store — hutch — already is on the move.

The store opened June 1 to sell vintage furniture and has seen such a big response that it's moving into a new space in Midtown Crossing, next door to NT Nails. It hopes to open by the first Jazz on the Green on July 11.

Owned by Nick Huff, 27, and Brandon Beed, 30, hutch opened in the basement of men's clothing store McLovin in the Old Market.

“We didn't expect Omaha to give us this type of response,” Huff said, noting it was hard for people to find the store in the basement location. The new space will have a window display and a loading dock.

The pair, who operated hutch on the side for the past month, will now be focusing on hutch and a new graphic and Web design firm they've started full time. Huff is in the process of leaving his sales and marketing job, and Beed is already working full time with hutch. The store initially will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursdays and Sundays.

Huff said the store also is partnering with local artists whose work will be displayed in the store. The first to be featured is Omaha artist Justin Beller.

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