updated 10/26/2010 7:15:53 AM ET 2010-10-26T11:15:53

SARASOTA, Fla., Oct. 25, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Carls Patio, one of the leading outdoor furniture retailers in the nation, announces the opening of their 12th showroom in the State of Florida. The new store is open as of this week in Sarasota.

"We are very excited about this new opportunity in Sarasota," stated Carls Patio President, Gary Ecoff. "Everyone knows the economy isn't where we'd like it, but there are still a number of people that want to live the Florida lifestyle and we intend to serve them."

The new Sarasota showroom, at 7492 South Tamiami Trail, further extends the presence of Carls Patio up Florida's Gulf Coast. Carls Patio currently has Gulf Coast locations in downtown Naples, North Naples and Fort Myers.

"We have been extremely pleased with the overall performance of our stores on the West coast of Florida," Ecoff went on. "There is a good sense of style here and the consumers have responded well to our selection of outdoor furnishings and accessories. It is our intention to continue our expansion North to Tampa and beyond in the coming years."

Carls Patio is part of a retail outdoor furniture group that includes six locations in California and the ecommerce web site, PatioFurniture.com. Originally a part of the Carls Furniture group, Ecoff and current members of management enlisted the investment firm of Weinberg and Bell of Cleveland, Ohio to launch a break away venture in 2008.

For Further information please call 561-371-2296, or

Learn about the Florida lifestyle at www.patiofurniture.com and see our great patio furniture lines.

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