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American Furniture Warehouse Announces Grand Opening of 530,000-Sq. Ft. Super Center

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American Furniture Warehouse announced the Grand Opening celebration of its Firestone location for Thursday, December 7, 2006. With over $100,000 in prize giveaways, including a 2006 Corvette Targa Coupe, the event is sure to bring the community together for one memorable evening. The celebration will also provide as a special occasion for Jake Jabs, AFW’s President & CEO, to present Project C.U.R.E. with a check for $1 Million. The new 530,000-square-foot Super Center, equal to nine-and-a-half football fields, will be the company’s second largest location, second only to the Englewood facility which stands at 635,000–square-feet. “Firestone is one of the fastest-growing communities in Colorado and we are very excited to get in early and serve as a beacon for other businesses that will surely be joining us there soon,” Jabs says. “American Furniture Warehouse Firestone will give us a distribution point for our current and future customers in Northern Colorado that is much needed in light of the explosive growth in the state – particularly in that part of the state.” This $30 million project will have a powerful, profitable impact on Firestone and the neighboring northern communities. As one of the city’s largest employer, the new store will employ more than 300 employees. “We are proud to welcome a company as well-respected and successful as American Furniture Warehouse to the city of Firestone, Colorado,” adds Firestone’s mayor Mike Simone. “The opening of this store brings tremendous economic growth and prosperity to our community and beyond.” Those who attend the Grand Opening can register to win over $100,000 in prizes including the fully-loaded 2006 Corvette Targa Coupe completely customized by Purifoy Chevrolet for American Furniture Warehouse. The body of the 400-horsepower, 6-liter, 6-speed paddle shift automatic transmission Corvette, has been treated to a special red, white and blue paint scheme to reflect the heritage of AFW. Along with the paint, a Specter Works ground effects package with rear wing was added to make the Corvette a true stand out. The interior was enhanced with some silver and blue piping to go along with the Victory Red leather seats. For more details, please visit www.jakescorvette.com. The celebration also serves as an opportunity for AFW to present a $1 Million check to Denver-based Project C.U.R.E. – a non-profit humanitarian relief agency that collects thousands of pounds of desperately-needed medical supplies and equipment each year and delivers them to hospitals and clinics in more than 100 developing countries that do not have access to safe, quality medical care. American Furniture Warehouse has been actively involved with Project C.U.R.E. since kicking off the million dollar matching grant for the organization in the spring of 2004. “Jake is one of Denver’s most successful businessmen, and he is one of Denver’s most benevolent leaders in philanthropic giving,” says W. Douglas Jackson, PhD, JD, President & CEO of Project C.U.R.E. “Because of his generosity towards Project C.U.R.E., we know firsthand that he is as serious about doing good for mankind as he is about selling good furniture. We are blessed to have him in our community, and I wish him every success with this newest store.” Both Jake Jabs, President & CEO of American Furniture Warehouse and Douglas Jackson, PhD, JD, President & CEO of Project C.U.R.E. will be available for interviews. About American Furniture Warehouse Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, American Furniture Warehouse is Colorado’s largest furniture company. Founded in 1975 by entrepreneur Jake Jabs, the company has grown year-after-year to become one of the top furniture retailers in America and one of the largest privately-held businesses in Colorado. With eleven locations in metro Denver, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, Glenwood Springs and Pueblo, American Furniture Warehouse provides quality, stylish and affordable home furnishings and accessories to customers throughout the state. American Furniture Warehouse is actively involved in the community and the company contributes time, monetary support and in-kind donations to hundreds of non-profit organizations each year. The company and Jabs have received numerous awards and honors including Colorado’s Top Company Award, the National Home Furnishings Association Retailer of the Year, Colorado Easter Seals’ Champion Award and Muscular Dystrophy Association Humanitarian Award, among others. For more information, please visit www.afwonline.com.

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