A Michigan-based furniture retailer is expanding into Fort Wayne. Art Van Furniture says it will open a store in the Allen County city next year and create more than 50 jobs.

October 14, 2013

News Release

Warren, Mich. — One of the leading furniture retailers in the U.S. is heading into Fort Wayne! Art Van Furniture, known for stylish furniture and exceptional customer service, will open a new 46,000 square foot furniture and mattress store located at 311 Coliseum Blvd across the street from the Glenbrook Mall. The Indiana store will debut in January 2014 and create more than 50 new retail jobs.

Founded in 1959 by Art Van Elslander, Art Van Furniture is the Midwest's largest furniture and mattress retailer. The 54 year old company has 35 stores in its home state of Michigan and has recently expanded into several Midwest markets, opening new stores in Chicagoland, Toledo, Ohio and Indiana.

“Art Van Furniture is well known for style, value and customer service, and we look forward to helping families in the Fort Wayne area enhance their homes,” said Art Van Elslander, founder and chairman of Art Van Furniture.

Art Van Furniture carries several name brands including England, HGTV Home, Cindy Crawford Home and La-Z-Boy, among others. Art Van Furniture is remodeling a former retail space, which will feature an Art Van Clearance Center and an Art Van PureSleep department. Grand opening events and activities are planned for the Fort Wayne community.

For more information on the new Indiana location, full-time and part-time positions, and Art Van Furniture, visit artvan.com.

About Art Van Furniture

Art Van Furniture is the Midwest's largest furniture retailer and America's largest independent furniture retailer. The company operates 35 stores throughout Michigan, three stores in Chicagoland, one store in Toledo, Ohio, a full service e-commerce website, plus 11 freestanding Art Van PureSleep bedding stores in Michigan and Ohio. Founded in 1959, the company is family-owned and headquartered in Warren, Michigan. Visit artvan.com for more information.

Source: Art Van Furniture

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