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Gabberts Design Studio & Fine Furnishings Expands

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Rendering of new Sioux Falls store.

Gabberts Design Studio & Fine Furnishings, a premier high-end furniture retailer and one of the strongest, independent furniture brand names in the country announced the expansion into two additional markets: Sioux City, Iowa and Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Plans to grow the Gabberts brand across the upper Midwest were part of the acquisition plan in late 2008 by parent company, HOM Furniture.  This announcement confirms part of that expansion plan.

The new Gabberts locations will capitalize on the strong infrastructure, buying power, distribution network, extensive service footprint and the marketing strength of HOM Furniture.  Utilizing the resources of the Design Studio inside Gabberts 63,000 square foot flagship store in Edina, Minnesota will afford a higher level of design services in these new markets.

“We see many opportunities to deliver Gabberts’ design expertise and product selection to more customers across the five-state upper Midwest service area”, said Rod Johansen, HOM’s President and CEO.  “We will continue to honor and leverage the 63 years of Gabberts brand heritage and an award-winning interior design team to markets currently underserved at the premium level.”

Both locations will adjoin HOM Furniture showrooms.  The Sioux City location will occupy an expanded 2nd level of the HOM Furniture showroom in a recently renovated Younkers Department Store in downtown.  Gabberts will enjoy a new storefront adjacent to the newly expanded 80,000 square foot HOM Furniture in Sioux Falls. 

Construction is underway at both locations and Grand Openings are planned for early spring 2011.

About Gabberts Design Studio & Fine Furnishings: Gabberts Design Studio & Fine Furnishings is the region’s premier, high-end furniture retailer and one of the most successful, independently owned and operated home furnishings retailers in the country. Founded in 1946 in Minneapolis, Gabberts is recognized throughout the industry as an innovative and visionary leader in retail, education, merchandising, marketing, service and design. The flagship store is a 63,000 square foot retail showroom located in the Galleria in the Twin Cities suburb of Edina. www.gabberts.com

About HOM: HOM has been a family-owned business for over 30 years, with founders and owners Wayne Johansen, Rodney Johansen and Carl Nyberg.  HOM has evolved into the full-line furniture retailer that it is today, having opened the first complete HOM Furniture showroom in Coon Rapids, Minnesota in 1997.  HOM has showrooms in Fargo, North Dakota, Sioux City, Iowa; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Hermantown, Minnesota; Eau Claire Wisconsin; and six locations in Minneapolis/St. Paul.

For more information about HOM, please visit our website at www.homfurniture.com.

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