Retail

We own multiple locations in the Intermountain West that focus on home furnishings and apparel. More than 40 store locations are supported by robust online operations for an omni-channel retail presence.

HOME & FASHIONFOUNDED: 1991HEADQUARTERS: SALT LAKE CITY

As a leader in the consumer furniture and fashion apparel industry, Downeast™ has become synonymous with providing quality clothing and furniture at affordable pricing. Now in its 30th year of business, Downeast™ was founded in 1991 by three brothers: Charlie, Bill, and Jonathan Freedman. The brothers began selling off-price clothing and furniture throughout the Wasatch Front in Utah.

Gradually, they evolved into designing an in-house clothing line, which includes layering basic tees and essentials, monthly fashion collections and accessories all under the Downeast™ label in 2004. The company then added its own furniture collection in 2016, which includes sofas, dining tables, accent chairs, occasional tables, bedroom sets, and home accessories. Downeast™ has grown into more than 30 retail locations in Utah, Arizona, Idaho, and Nevada and became a Certified B Corporation® in 2021.



FASHIONRETAIL LOCATIONS: 10

Beginning in 2015, Hope Avenue is a new concept in women’s boutique fashion. The clothing is targeted to the woman who is free-spirited, likes to travel, cares for others, and is a romantic at heart. Inspired from a tiny street in Salt Lake called Hope Avenue, this clothing lifestyle brand is full of “hope” to women who are looking to find their signature style, shop a brand that provides an overall experience, and most importantly, build confidence in their wardrobe whether they're shopping in store or online from their home. Hope Avenue has grown into 10 stores ranging from locations in Utah, Idaho, and Arizona.