INDIANAPOLIS, June 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The RoomPlace held a grand opening ceremony today to commemorate the new showroom and warehouse distribution center located at 8301 E. Washington St. The location is part of a strategic initiative to expand the furniture retailers' Indianapolis footprint to better serve the growing demand and demonstrate a commitment to revitalizing the local community.
The location also marks The RoomPlace's 25th store, with locations across Illinois and Indiana, and brings the company's employee total to more than 700. The store will be one of the company's largest, measuring in at over 70,000 sq. ft. and features a 16,000 sq. ft. clearance center. The new location will also house a 100,000 sq. ft. distribution center allowing The RoomPlace to service the Indianapolis area more efficiently.
"We are always working towards ways to provide our customers with better services and selection, and our new store and distribution center achieves those goals," said Paul Adams, chief executive officer at The RoomPlace. "Our customers have consistently demonstrated their loyalty to us over the years and we look forward to rewarding them with an elite shopping experience with the product selection at great prices that they have come to expect from The RoomPlace."
With the opening of its new location, The RoomPlace will continue its contributions to aid in the revitalization of the Indianapolis east side and look to sustain its presence in Indianapolis for many years to come.
"We are excited about expanding our Midwest footprint and growing our involvement in this market. We take pride in bettering the communities where we live and work and look forward to creating 100 new jobs through our new location," said Bruce Berman, chairman of The RoomPlace. "As a family-owned company we are always working to uphold our community-focused legacy. It has been a privilege to serve Indianapolis and we are eager to see the lasting impact we can make with this new facility."
Prior to The RoomPlace purchasing the former Levitz Furniture building last May, it had been vacant for over 15 years. The property is owned by Sandor, one of the nation's largest privately held shopping center developers in the nation. Sandor founder and chief executive officer, Sidney Eskenazi, brokered the deal with The RoomPlace, which was part of a larger partnership between the two companies. Last summer The RoomPlace donated $150,000 to Eskenazi Health in support of the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital and Eskenazi Health campus.
For more than 100 years, The RoomPlace has been proudly serving the Chicagoland and greater Indianapolis communities with a commitment to creating a shopping experience unlike any other, all while offering excellent services, great selection of quality furniture, name brand mattresses and financing offers that allow customers to "Get It All." Throughout its history the company has remained committed to providing employment opportunities and giving back to the communities where its employees work and live.
For more information about The RoomPlace, visit TheRoomPlace.com.
About The RoomPlace
The RoomPlace is headquartered in Lombard, Illinois and has served Chicago and greater Indianapolis communities since 1912. With 25 stores across Chicago and Indianapolis, The RoomPlace allows customers to experience a total-room concept when furniture shopping.
Sam Berman founded Harlem Furniture by first selling furniture door-to-door. He then opened and ran a single Harlem Furniture store until 1985, when Harlem Furniture began its expansion. Harlem was changed to "The RoomPlace" to reflect the company's strength in room packaging. Since that time The RoomPlace has continued to open new stores throughout Chicagoland and Indiana. The RoomPlace continues to succeed in Chicago's highly competitive furniture market by offering the value-conscious consumer excellent service and selection at affordable prices.
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