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Art Van Furniture To Open First Store In Mall

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50 years after opening its first store, Art Van Furniture says it is making history again by opening its first showroom in a shopping mall. Art Van Furniture, the state’s largest furniture chain, announced that it will debut a new furniture store at Great Lakes Crossing in Auburn Hills, bringing the total of Art Van stores to 34 state-wide. The new location will also add approximately 80 new jobs to the region including sales, delivery and management.

Great Lakes Crossing, owned by Taubman Centers Inc., is one of the state’s busiest shopping centers, featuring more than 160 shops, restaurants and entertainment venues. The 43,000-square foot Art Van showroom will showcase a full line of furniture along with an “Art Van Pure Sleep” mattress aisle, electronics with “Paul’s TV”, “Scott Shuptrine Interiors” design studio and Art Van Clearance Center.

“Everything you expect at an Art Van store will be at our new location, “said Kim Yost Art Van Furniture CEO. “ Being inside one of the state’s busiest malls will expose Art Van Furniture to millions of shoppers and we expect to see many new faces.”

“Many people have been wondering why we are expanding in a tough economy,” said Art Van Elslander, founder and chairman of Art Van Furniture. “The answer is simple. Shoppers are always looking for value and selection and we’re responding to the demand by providing more convenient locations.”

In the past year the Michigan based family owned and operated business, has opened two free standing Art Van Pure Sleep bedding stores, introduced three new Art Van showrooms in Grandville, Petoskey and Onaway, added “Paul’s TV”, a national electronics retailer supplier, “Art’s Backyard” specializing in high quality backyard furniture and launched “Scott Shuptrine Interiors” design studios. The Art Van store inside Great Lakes Crossing is scheduled to open in November.

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