WARREN, Mich., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Go North! Art Van Furniture is marking the grand opening of its new franchise store in picturesque Gaylord in Northern Michigan with an official ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, June 24 at 4 p.m. Members of Art Van Furniture's executive leadership team will join franchise owners Bruce and Julie Dietz of Alpena for the festivities at the store (2090 M-32 Highway West).
"Gaylord is a rapidly growing city that is becoming more vibrant every day," said Art Van Elslander, founder and chairman of Art Van Furniture. "Adding another Art Van Furniture location in this region of the state is an exciting chapter in our continuing evolution." The retailer also has stores in Traverse City, Petoskey and Alpena.
The newly renovated, 18,000 square foot Art Van Furniture store is bringing approximately 20 new jobs to the community. Bruce and Julie Dietz, owners of the new Art Van Furniture location along with their son, Justin Dietz, and Shelly Miller, will manage the day to day operations.
"We've been hearing rave reviews from families in and around Otsego County who are thrilled with the incredible selection, style and value they receive at Art Van Furniture," said Bruce Dietz. "We welcome everyone to join us for the ribbon cutting and shop our spectacular showroom."
A $1,500 donation on behalf of Art Van Furniture and the Dietz family will be made to Bob Wright, chairperson of the Otsego County Food Pantry, at the event. For additional information, visit artvan.com.
About Art Van Furniture
Art Van Furniture is the Midwest's largest furniture retailer and America's largest independent furniture retailer. The company operates 37 stores throughout Michigan, six stores in Chicagoland, one store in Toledo, Ohio, one store in Fort Wayne, a full service e-commerce website, plus 44 freestanding Art Van PureSleep bedding stores in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. Founded in 1959, the company is family-owned and headquartered in Warren, Michigan. Visit artvan.com for more information.
SOURCE Art Van Furniture