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Wickes Furniture Company Expanding In Las Vegas Area

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Wickes Furniture Company, Inc. (www.wickesfurniture.com), a Sun Capital Investment Company and one of the nation's largest furniture retailers, is opening a new retail showroom in Henderson, Nevada - its second in the Las Vegas area. The 40,000-square-foot showroom, located at 1080 W. Sunset Rd., is scheduled to open Nov. 9. "We're proud to open our second showroom in the Las Vegas area, where we'll be introducing our newest furniture collection, Urban Innovations by Wickes (www.wickesurban.com) - a line of beautiful and functional furniture for smaller spaces such as condos, townhouses and apartments," said John Disa, Wickes Furniture president and CEO. As a part of the grand opening celebration, Wickes Furniture has scheduled festivities from noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 17 and 18 at the new Henderson showroom, including: - Tailgate party with free hamburgers and hot dogs, live music and family entertainment (clowns, face painting, balloons). - Drawings for 2008 Rose Bowl tickets. - Furniture giveaways. - Personalities, promotions and prizes from radio stations KCYE, KMXB, KOAS, KSTJ and KMXB. Through Nov. 30, visitors to the Henderson showroom can enter a drawing to participate in a free, private design party (limited to 20 participants) with Frank Fontana, host of HGTV's hit program "Design on a Dime." The new Henderson state-of-the-art retail showroom will feature a natural brick exterior. Inside, brushed metal, wood trim, large glass facades, hundreds of accessories, and other embellishments will be arranged in casual, contemporary, traditional and country room group collections to showcase Wickes' stylish furniture, including new Urban Innovations. The Henderson location will also feature a mattress gallery with a wide selection of brand names, including Sealy, Simmons, Nature's Bed, and Tempur-Pedic. Regular showroom hours will be Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, please call the showroom at 702-435-8010. About Wickes Furniture Company, Inc.: Since its 1971 founding, Wickes Furniture Company, Inc. has grown to include 42 showrooms and five distribution centers in California, Illinois, Indiana, Nevada and Oregon. The company employs more than 1,700 people, all focused on providing quality home furnishings, affordably priced, and with the best financing in the industry. Wickes Furniture has been named a Top 25 Furniture Retail Leader by trade magazine Furniture Today. About Sun Capital Partners, Inc.: Sun Capital Partners, Inc. is a leading private investment firm focused on leveraged buyouts, equity, debt, and other investments in market-leading companies that can benefit from its in-house operating professionals and experience. Sun Capital affiliates have invested in and managed more than 150 companies worldwide with combined sales in excess of $35.0 billion since Sun Capital's inception in 1995. Sun Capital has offices in Boca Raton, Los Angeles, and New York, as well as affiliates with offices in London, Tokyo, and Shenzhen. For more information, please visit www.SunCapPart.com.

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