Coakley Bros. starts $6 million renovation of Walker's Point building, including showroom

Coakley Brothers Co. is starting a $6 million renovation of its Walker's Point building that will include an office furniture showroom and other new features.

The work is expected to be completed by mid-2018.

Once the work is done, the company will serve as Wisconsin’s only dealer of a commercial furniture line from home furnishings retailer West Elm.

The seven-story, 175,000-square-foot building, 400 S. 5th St., will include a showroom for West Elm's Workspace brand, which was launched in 2015. 

Coakley Brothers, known mainly as a moving and storage company, also operates Brothers Business Interiors, a dealership representing several office furniture manufacturers. That division also provides interior design and construction management services.

“The designation as the first West Elm Workspace with Inscape showroom in Wisconsin will reinforce that Brothers Interiors is a growing player in the local design industry," Peggy Coakley, Coakley Brothers chief executive officer, said in a statement.

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