Owner, Courtney Stone

Dec. 6–LAND O’ LAKES — Courtney and Lesley Stone have been working about 100 hours a week, but they’re confident their hard work will pay off. The owners of The Room Exchange, the Stones have been busy moving the well-established consignment store from the Village Lakes Shopping Center near the old Walmart at State Road 54 and U.S. 41 to Willow Bend Towne Centre at Collier Parkway and S.R. 54.

With the move, The Room Exchange, which re-opened Thursday, is in a 12,500-square-foot spot, about 5,000 square feet larger than the old store. Thus, the sales floor can hold a lot more living- and dining-room sets, framed pictures and antiques (such as a storage trunk from the 1860s) than the former location.

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