Tandy Leather Retail Store

This 23,000 SF hi-tech building with a dramatic 100% glass front wall and 130-foot decorative metal skin wing serves as the flagship retail store for Tandy Leather, the global leader in leathercrafting.

Tandy Leather Retail Store

  • Interior photo of Tandy Leather retail store from general contractor Bob Moore Construction company
  • Aerial photo of Tandy Leather retail store from general contractor Bob Moore Construction company
  • another aerial photo of Tandy Leather retail store from general contractor Bob Moore Construction company

Project Summary

An entirely new concept in leathercraft retailing, this retail store located at Tandy Leather's corporate headquarters features a new design that incorporates stylish, hi-tech and upscale look. This flagship store will serve as the standard for all future Tandy Leather retail stores built around the United States.

Project Detail

  WFAA TV feature of Tandy Retail Store, built by Bob Moore Construction Company

The Tandy Retail Store was featured on WFAA TV's Good Morning Texas show - click the screen capture above to view the show.

The new Tandy Leather retail store represents an entirely new concept in leathercraft retailing, a new design that incorporates stylish modern features that mirror a more hi-tech, upscale look.

The new Tandy Leather store features a 100% glass front wall with a silicon surface glazed (SSG) window system to provide an open feel to the interior. The open front allows motorists to see the store’s interior from nearby Interstate-20, and provides a large, transparent canvas to display the company’s cowhides and other products. A 130-foot decorative wing clad in metal skin spans the front of the building to accentuate the modernistic look. Surrounding the front entrance are two concentric angular entrance features that match the metal wing stylistically.

The interior showcases 20,000 SF of retail space in a single-bay open configuration, where uniquely-shaped shelving units and low flat tables present the store’s huge inventory of leather and leathercraft supplies. The floor is covered with a durable, barnwood-embossed rubber planking and the ceiling features an exposed industrial look. Video screens mounted around the space feature products and instructional demonstrations of leather-working techniques. Accent lighting throughout the interior highlights product displays.

Catwalks on either side of the entrance are engineered into the interior side of the glass wall’s steel framework to provide access for employees to hang products at the second story level on the front windows. A large, circular kiosk near the front entrance hosts cashier stations where customer service representatives can complete customer purchases and answer questions. On either side of the front entrance customers can relax in spacious waiting areas. To the rear of the store is a loading bay that allows forklift access to the adjacent product staging area and into the showroom.

A 3,000 SF mezzanine over the back right corner of the sales space hosts a classroom, employee break room and business offices. An elevator and staircase connect the mezzanine to the first floor.

Tilt-up construction played a critical role in meeting the client's aggressive timetable. Combining the speed and cost-efficiencies of tilt-up for three walls of the building with the creative opportunities provided by the glass and steel front wall resulted in a finished project that was visually stunning but was completed on schedule and in budget.

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  • This was our second time to work with Bob Moore Construction and we wanted to do this project with Bob Moore Construction because of their professionalism on the first project they did for us. They really went out of their way to make sure we were happy with every aspect of the building process.

    - Jon Thompson, President, Tandy Leather

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