BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE 2017
THE GATE, 3742 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart, 286.3636
Walk into The Gate in Harbour Bay Plaza with a photo of a room you’re trying to accessorize and, with the help of talented staff members, you will walk out with a plan that makes you look like an interior decorator. The Gate’s skilled professionals love helping customers discover exactly what they want and how to achieve it. Their excellent customer service is known and valued all over the area. “We give personal service,” says owner Chris Rodgers, in business for 37 years. “When a customer comes in and describes what she’s looking for, for example an accent pillow, we match that up with something we have.” The sales staff can help a customer find accent pieces for a wall unit, or make a flower arrangement in the store’s container or the customer’s vase. The Gate does a lot of coastal-style decorating, including candle arrangements with shells or even with garlands, stones and other materials. If the customer brings in a photo of what they want or of the area where something will go, the staff does its best to find something that matches. “It’s a fun atmosphere and we have a good time here,” Rodgers says. “We even let people pick something out and take it home and try it out for a while.”
WHAT READERS SAY
"Large selection of gift items with knowledgeable, helpful and friendly staff."
"It is a wonderful store filled with many unique and beautiful gifts for the home."
"The salespeople are attentive and the prices are fair."