WARREN, Mich., March 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Art Van Furniture, the number one furniture and mattress retailer in the Midwest, announced today it has purchased Bloomfield Hills-based Hillside Contemporary Furniture and its real estate from its Founder and Owner, Bruce Selik. A staple in the community for the past 42 years, the 46,000 square-foot store, located at 2300 S Telegraph Road, will continue to operate under the Hillside name as the newest addition to Art Van Furniture's umbrella of brands.
"Hillside Furniture has been one of metro Detroit's most respected names in contemporary home furnishings for many years," said Art Van Elslander, founder and chairman of Art Van Furniture. "This acquisition is a wonderful opportunity for us to serve new customers, and we're honored to be entrusted with the brand Bruce has worked so hard to build."
Art Van Furniture plans to hire all of Hillside's associates, and Selik's son, Jeff Selik, who will serve as the general manager of the business. The store will continue to feature contemporary furnishings for the living room, dining room, entertainment, bedroom, home office, accessories and lighting. Art Van Furniture will also introduce its Art Van PureSleep Mattress Gallery to the Hillside Furniture location.
"Hillside has been my passion for the last four decades, but it was time for a change as I decided to retire. Our family took great care in identifying the right company to partner with for a successful future," said Bruce Selik. "We were drawn to Art Van Furniture largely because of its reputation as an iconic furniture retailer and corporate steward throughout the Midwest, and I am confident our customers are in the best hands. They will continue to find the exclusive contemporary furniture in our store that they have been accustomed to throughout the years."
Currently, Art Van Furniture operates 56 furniture showrooms throughout Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and Illinois, and has 41 free standing Art Van PureSleep mattress stores. The retailer also operates Art Van Flooring and Scott Shuptrine Interiors.
"This is a real win for the consumer," said Kim Yost, CEO of Art Van Furniture. "Guests will enjoy all the same selection, quality and service with the added buying power of Art Van to ensure great value."
For more information on Art Van Furniture, please visit www.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 100 stores throughout Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, and Indiana, including freestanding Art Van PureSleep mattress stores, Art Van Flooring stores, and Art Van Furniture franchise locations as well as a full service e-commerce website. Founded in 1959, the company is family-owned and headquartered in Warren, Michigan. Visit artvan.com for more information.
SOURCE Art Van Furniture