WARREN, Mich., July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Art Van Furniture, the Midwest's number one furniture and mattress retailer, is making the Windy City its second home with the grand opening of its first Chicagoland retail store in Orland Park, IL. This marks the first out-of-state expansion for the 53 year old retailer. The new Art Van Furniture location features 47,000 square feet of furniture, mattresses and a clearance center. A family- oriented and community focused company, Art Van Furniture will celebrate by hosting a family friendly event.
As part of Art Van's grand opening festivities, the furniture retailer is inviting the Orland Park community to a fun family day event on Saturday, July 20 at its new location at 15080 South LaGrange Road. The grand opening celebration features face painting, clowns and balloon artists. Hours of the celebration are 9am to 5pm. Area residents will also be eligible for the chance to win a $5,000 shopping spree, as well as a trip to Disney World.
"We are thrilled to be part of the Chicago market and offer unprecedented quality, value, and customer service," said Art Van Elslander, founder and chairman. "We want to thank the Orland Park community by hosting an event where families can come have fun and meet our Art Van Furniture family."
The new Art Van Furniture location will carry popular brands such as HGTV Home Furniture Collection, Broyhill Furniture, Roma Leather, Cindy Crawford Home and La-Z-Boy, among others. The addition of Art Van to the Orland Park community will bring approximately 100 sales, delivery and management jobs to the area.
Art Van Furniture will open five more retail stores in the coming months including Ford City-Chicago, Ill; Batavia, Ill; Bolingbrook, Ill; Elston Avenue-Chicago, Ill; Merrillville-Hobart, Indiana bringing 600 new jobs to Illinois.
About Art Van Furniture
Art Van Furniture is the Midwest's number one furniture and mattress retailer. The company operates 36 stores throughout Michigan, Orland Park, Illinois , a full service e-commerce website, plus ten freestanding Art Van PureSleep bedding stores in Ann Arbor, Brighton, Canton, Kalamazoo, New Hudson, Rochester Hills, Sterling Heights, Troy, Michigan, plus Toledo, Ohio Founded in 1959, the company is family-owned and headquartered in Warren, Michigan. Visit www.artvan.com for more information.
SOURCE Art Van Furniture