In 1952 Elliott Gensler opened Park Upholstery in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As Park Upholstery grew his children joined the family business. They found the service fabric suppliers provided was lacking. Which that in mind, they closed Park Upholster, and Charlotte Fabrics was born.
Charlotte quickly became known for having a large inventory, same day shipping and unmatched customer service that was never offered to Park Upholstery.
As Charlotte continued to grow, a third generation brought new energy to the business. Charlotte Fabrics has grown to cover the entire United States and Canada.