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Wickes Furniture Company Expands In Chicago Area

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Wickes Furniture Company, Inc., a Sun Capital Investment Company and one of the nation's largest furniture retailers, opened a retail showroom in Bolingbrook, Illinois - its 19th in the Chicago area and its 43rd nationwide. The 40,000-square-foot showroom, is located at 785 E. Boughton Rd., opened Nov. 16. "We're proud to open our newest Chicago area showroom, where we'll be introducing Urban Innovations by Wickes - a line of beautiful and functional furniture for smaller spaces such as condos, townhouses and apartments," said John Disa, Wickes Furniture president and CEO. The company will introduce Urban Innovations by Wickes - a line of beautiful and functional furniture for smaller spaces such as condos, townhouses and apartments As a part of the grand opening celebration, Wickes Furniture has scheduled festivities from noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 1 and 2 at the new Bolingbrook showroom, including: - Autograph signings by former Chicago Bears Steve McMichael (Saturday) and Kevin Butler (Sunday). - Drawings for tickets to Chicago Bears home games. - Tailgate party with free hamburgers and hot dogs, live music and family entertainment (clowns, face painting, balloons). Furniture giveaways. - Personalities, promotions and prizes from radio stations WNUA, WTMX, WUSN and WZZN. Visitors to the new Bolingbrook showroom can enter to win $3,000 worth of Urban Innovations furniture, or participation 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 Bolingbrook 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 (www.wickesurban.com). The Bolingbrook 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 7 p.m. For more information, please call the showroom at 630-783-0390. About Wickes Furniture Company, Inc.: Since its 1971 founding, Wickes Furniture Company, Inc. (www.wickesfurniture.com) has grown to include 43 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. 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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