Art Van set to open Toledo-area store in September
Staff Staff -- Furniture Today, August 12, 2013
WARREN, Mich. — Art Van Furniture's expansion march will continue next month with the opening of its first full-line store in the greater Toledo, Ohio, market.
The 90,000-square-foot store on East Mall Drive in Springfield Township was built from the ground up and features an updated look for the Top 100 company, including higher ceilings, more natural light and the incorporation of brick, stone, wood and other contemporary materials for a fresh, modern look.
There also will be a wide boulevard center aisle that the company said creates a sense of openness and leads "to a more relaxing, enjoyable shopping experience."
Other features include a Paul's TV & Appliance department, Art Van World of Floors, Art Van PureSleep, Art's Backyard outdoor department, kids and teen bedrooms and a clearance center.
The store, which officially opens Sept. 7, will carry key suppliers such as La-Z-Boy, Broyhill, Lane, Roma, and England.
"This store represents a defining and momentous step in the evolution of our company, and in how we plan to continue to amaze, delight and interact with our valued guests for many years to come," said Art Van founder and Chairman Art Van Elslander, said in a release.
"Our Toledo neighbors have been among our most loyal Art Van customers for decades, and we are delighted to be introducing our first Art Van Furniture in their home state."
The company said it is creating 100 jobs with the store and that numerous grand opening activities are planned for the first week in September.
The retailer said several additional bedding stores are planned for the greater Toledo region. It also pushed out of Michigan with a full-line store for the first time with the opening of Art Van Furniture in Orland Park, Ill., this past month, the first of several stores planned for Chicagoland.
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