FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 5, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tandy Leather Factory, Inc. (Nasdaq:TLF) announced today that it plans to open two new retail stores – one in Beaverton, Oregon and the second in Escondido, California. These are the second and third new stores opened in 2014. The Beaverton store will be located at 10195 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Highway and will open for business on November 17. The Escondido store will be located at 2122 Mission Road and will open for business on November 24.
Tandy Leather Factory, Inc. further announced that it has closed its Chattanooga, TN store.
Chief Executive Officer and President, Jon Thompson, commented, "We are pleased to be opening new stores in Beaverton and Escondido. Beaverton will be a nice complement to our Portland store and Escondido bridges the gap between our stores in the San Diego and Los Angeles markets. We believe we can continue to build strong customer bases throughout the area by having a larger local presence."
Mr. Thompson continued, "Our Chattanooga store was our very first store – opened in 1980. It serviced the entire southeast region of the U.S. for many years. However, as we have opened stores around it, it became evident that Chattanooga itself was not large enough to support a store. We have 5 stores in larger surrounding markets, each within 150 miles of Chattanooga to continue service to the customers in the area."
Tandy Leather Factory, Inc., (http://www.tandyleatherfactory.com), headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, is a specialty retailer and wholesale distributor of a broad product line including leather, leatherworking tools, buckles and adornments for belts, leather dyes and finishes, saddle and tack hardware, and do-it-yourself kits. The Company distributes its products through its 29 Leather Factory stores, located in 19 states and 3 Canadian provinces, 80 Tandy Leather retail stores, located in 37 states and 6 Canadian provinces, and three combination wholesale/retail stores located in the United Kingdom, Australia and Spain. Its common stock trades on the Nasdaq with the symbol "TLF". To be included on Tandy Leather Factory's email distribution list, go to http://www.b2i.us/irpass.asp?BzID=1625&to=ea&s=0.
This news release may contain statements regarding future events, occurrences, circumstances, activities, performance, outcomes and results that are considered "forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results and events may differ from those projected as a result of certain risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include but are not limited to: changes in general economic conditions, negative trends in general consumer-spending levels, failure to realize the anticipated benefits of opening retail stores; availability of hides and leathers and resultant price fluctuations; change in customer preferences for our product, and other factors disclosed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements are made only as of the date hereof, and except as required by law, we do not intend to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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