Meridian has opened its first boutique in the U.S., located in Fort Lauderdale, FL, becoming the 14th boutique across the globe to provide a unique Meridian retail environment.
Meridian Fort Lauderdale will be marking the official opening with an exclusive invitation only event on November 29. The Fort Lauderdale boutique will be a dedicated showcase for Meridian’s products, offering customers a full Meridian experience, including a state-of-the-art home theater setting. Award-winning products will be on display, the company says, including the DSP Digital Active Loudspeakers, Meridian Reference Series and the Digital Media Systems.
The boutique is owned and operated by Nicholas Ehr and Tim Ralph. Childhood friends, the pair has been in business since 2003, operating in both residential custom installation as well as commercial IT industries.
“Having been a Meridian partner for many years, we have great respect and admiration for the brand,” said. “Once the boutiques started evolving, we knew that our area and expertise would be well-suited for the U.S. expansion. We love selling the Meridian experience—it’s something we have a personal passion for and this opportunity is perfect for us.”
“From firsthand experience I am certain that the location of the boutique showroom is perfect for the type of products we offer here at Meridian Fort Lauderdale,” Ehr said. “We have already received a warm welcome from the other businesses within the area and look forward to developing opportunities with local partners, including Ferrari of Fort Lauderdale.”
“We are very excited about the first U.S. boutique and the continued growth of our global boutique program,” said John Buchanan, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Meridian. “Nick and Tim are both very passionate about the brand and Meridian Fort Lauderdale will provide a great experience for customers.”