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Custom-built store offers a customer-friendly environment

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that Close to Home, a BERNINA Dealer with locations in Glastonbury, Orange, and Southington, Conn., has moved its Glastonbury store to 277 Hebron Avenue. The custom-built store provides a spacious environment for showcasing an array of BERNINA machines, software and accessories, as well as fabrics. The new carpet tiles, many windows, and LED lighting provide a bright, cheery and customer-friendly environment. Additionally, the store has a machine repair department, a state-of-the art classroom, and a Home Decorating Center for custom home goods. For more information, call (860)633-0721 or stop by the store.
“While we loved our old store on Main Street, we really wanted to create an environment with all the bells and whistles. So, we bought two lots on Hebron, dozed down the current businesses, and built a custom store where we could make all the decisions from the ground-up to ensure customer satisfaction from the minute they walked in the door,” said Ron Gattinella, owner of Close to Home. “It’s an absolutely gorgeous space and we hope you’ll stop by to see for yourself.”
The Dealer has been in business for nearly 35 years and was inducted into the Vacuum and Sewing Dealers Trade Association (VDTA/SDTA) Hall of Fame in 2015. The VDTA/SDTA Hall of Fame honors men and women who have made significant contributions to the vacuum and sewing industry.
Close to Home is an authorized BERNINA Dealer which provides top-quality service to area residents. The Dealer offers BERNINA sewing machines, software, and accessories, and also provides a variety of sewing, embroidery and quilting classes for people of all skill levels. For more information visit, www.closetohomestores.com.
Founded in Switzerland more than 100 years ago, BERNINA is the world’s premier manufacturer with a proven reputation for offering quality state-of-the-art sewing, quilting and embroidery machines, overlockers, and embroidery software. BERNINA’s leadership is marked by an impressive number of ambassadors, industry leaders, influencers and bloggers, who chose to partner with the company. BERNINA products are sold in the United States through a network of over 400 fully trained independent dealerships that also offer support and education. Select BERNINA and bernette machines, and BERNINA software can also be purchased through BERNINA’s eCommerce site, shop.bernina.com. BERNINA products are designed for beginning to advanced sewists and priced to meet a variety of budgets, with new products being introduced every year. You can follow BERNINA on Facebook: www.facebook.com/berninausa, Instagram: @BERNINAUSA, and Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/WeAllSew, and read BERNINA’s WeAllSew blog at www.weallsew.com. To learn more about BERNINA and to find a Store, visit www.bernina.com or call (630)978-2500.