Republic of Decor honored for excellence by Home Accents Today
May 2022, Greensboro, N.C. — Home furnishings and design source Republic of Decor, in Naples, Florida has been named one of Home Accents Today’s top 50 Independent Retail Stars for 2022 in the United States by editors of the premier trade magazine for the home accents industry.
Republic of Decor, owned by David Fruscione, is at 950 1st Ave N. Naples, FL in the Naples Design District and is the only store in Florida to be selected.Continue reading
Not as well known yet as Fifth Avenue South and Third Street South, another district in the city of Naples is getting ready for its closeup. The city recently contracted with an acclaimed urban planner in an effort to reach a consensus for a common vision to make the Naples Design District all that it can be.
Originally named 41-10 for the area between U.S. 41 North and 10th Street in the city, the Design District extends east from U.S. 41 to Goodlette-Frank Road and south from Seventh Avenue North to a portion of Fifth Avenue South on U.S. 41 East. To create a blueprint for reimagining this area, Miami-based DPZ CoDesign and the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency spearheaded a series of charette sessions last fall with residents, retailers, restaurateurs, property owners and other stakeholders. DPZ promises to present a draft master plan this spring to CRA, proposing transformative development or redevelopment ideas stemming from that week long series of community meetings that brainstormed future possibilities for the Naples Design District.