A PROGRESSIVE BUSINESS.
An instance of the great strides made in Te" r Aro portion of the city is iift'orded itf the business conducted by Mr. S. S.- Williams in Tarunaki-street. Seven years ago Mr. Williams was in business on the site of his present shop. There was no shop then, the goods being displayed jd a large double doorway. Things have altered since then, however, for three years ago alterations were made, and large plate-glnss windows superseded the doorway, beside an ample showroom. So progressive has been Mr. Williams in his line— that of general furnisher, upholsterer, and furnituremaker—<hut extensive ulteiations have been necessary to meet requirements. The dwelling portion of the building has hdd to be given up, and the whole devoted to shop and Fuowroom purposes/ The main shop is 40ft by 42ft, the whole of the frontage being taken up by display windows, whilst a brpad stairway leads to the upper showroom, which is of the same dimensions, and well lighted. These additions did not suffice to cope with trade, and Mr. Williams has just had built, at the rear of the shop, a three-storied brick building, erected by Mr. Jas. Lnmb, to Be solely devoted to manufacturing purposes. On the ground floor of the new building has been installed an 8 h..?. Grice gas-en-
gine for driving the necessary machinery. A shaping machine, hand and circular saws, are also on this floor. The second floor is occupied by the polishers and upholsterers, and the top flat by the cabinet-makers, where planing machines, circular s^ws, boring machines, etc., buzz busily. Nearly all goods in the cabinet-making and upholstering departments Mr. Williams manufactures on the premises, very little being imported. In other furnishing lines Mr. Williams buys direct from the makers, having made these arrangements when on a visit to England last year, and to ensure expedition has appointed a Home buyer. With lace curtain and pottery houses Mr. Will;ams made similar arrangements. Mr. Williams is greatly impressed with the business value of Vivian and Taranaki streets, which are fast becoming a business centre, and in the near future will rival Cuba, Manners, and Willia streets. Already he has in view further expansions of his business.
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A PROGRESSIVE BUSINESS., Evening Post, Volume LXX, Issue 107, 2 November 1905
A PROGRESSIVE BUSINESS. Evening Post, Volume LXX, Issue 107, 2 November 1905
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