VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Aug. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dump, America's number-one furniture outlet featuring famous-name furniture at dramatic discounts, today officially opened the doors of its new location in Lombard, Ill. A massive 134,000-square-feet, The Dump is the largest high-end furniture outlet in the Chicago marketplace and marks the 11th location for the company as it continues its nationwide expansion.
The Dump, located at S. Highland Ave. and Butterfield Road in the former Great Indoors space, kicked off the Labor Day weekend with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8:30am. This was followed by musical acts including Jon Conover, Nicholas Barron, Pullman Drive and Wes Jon. The Lombard Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry was also in attendance to welcome The Dump, which will employ 250 people in its Lombard store as well as its new warehouse in Addison, Ill.
"Today marks the beginning of an entirely new furniture shopping experience for the Chicago marketplace," said E.J. Strelitz, President and CEO of The Dump. "At The Dump, we are able to consistently deliver massive savings on the best furniture, mattresses and rugs as a result of our unique retail business model. Unlike traditional retail, The Dump is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday each week, which allows us to replenish our stock with completely new inventory during the rest of the week. We are also able to keep our overhead lower by closing the store during the traditionally slower period of the week and pass those savings onto the consumer."
"The Dump's approach to buying furnishings supports our overall consumer value proposition," said Randi Strelitz, Executive Vice President of The Dump. "Our merchandising team is passionately focused on securing all brand-new, top-quality merchandise at highly discounted prices from a variety of sources, including overstocks, one-of-a-kinds, factory sell-outs, showroom models, and design prototypes. This approach ensures the best prices as well as the most creative mix of merchandise in the marketplace."
About The Dump
The Dump Furniture Store, a division of Virginia Beach-based Haynes Furniture, is one of the nation's Top 50 Furniture Retailers with 11 locations in Illinois, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Georgia, Arizona, and New Jersey. The Strelitz family has owned Haynes Furniture, Virginia's largest furniture retailer, since 1930, and E.J. Strelitz, CEO of The Dump, is the third generation of family at the company. The nation's largest furniture outlet chain, The Dump is open to the public three days a week and features deep discounts on the latest home furnishing styles. For more information, visit www.TheDump.com.
The Dump Opens Massive 134,000-Square-Foot Store In Lombard, Ill.
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