Art Van Furniture opening new franchise location in Gaylord, Michigan, on May 30, will be 38th store in state

WARREN, Michigan , April 29, 2014 (press release) – Art Van Furniture is making itself right at home in northern Michigan! The Midwest's No. 1 furniture and mattress retailer will open its latest franchise location in Gaylord the weekend of May 30. The store, located at 2090 M-32 Highway West, will be operated by franchise owners Julie and Bruce Dietz of Alpena.

"What a thrill it is to be a part of the Art Van Furniture brand," said the Dietz's, who will co-manage the new Art Van Furniture store with their son, Justin Dietz. "We look forward to offering the families of Otsego County and surrounding areas the best in home furnishings."

The newly renovated, 18,000 square foot Art Van Furniture store will add approximately 20 new jobs to the community.

"Bruce's primary goal when he built this property over a dozen years ago was to create a thriving retail destination for shoppers," said Art Van Elslander, founder and chairman of Art Van Furniture. "We are excited to play an integral role in the revitalization of the center and to further cement our presence in northern Michigan."

For additional information, 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 37 stores throughout Michigan, six stores in Chicagoland, one store in Toledo, Ohio, a full service e-commerce website, plus 43 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

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