Flooring Expo now open on Hennepin

The Running Room’s replacement at 2801 Hennepin Ave. S. is Flooring Expo, owned by parent company Carpet King.

“We think that community is perfect for our kind of business,” said President Bill Bailey. “We sell and install floor coverings into residences.”

Bailey said Carpet King is local, they’ve been around 66 years, and they’re the largest independent flooring dealer in the state.

The company now owns the Hennepin Avenue building. Staff plan to give it a facelift and lease out half the first floor to another yet-to-be-determined retailer.

The Running Room has relocated to 1433 W. Lake St.