To celebrate five stores now open in Chicagoland, Art Van Furniture is hosting two grand opening celebrations in the city of Chicago. On Oct. 26, Art Van Furniture, the Midwest’s number one furniture and mattress retailer, plans to open its doors in Chicago (Logan Square) located at 2606 N. Elston Ave. and in Bedford Park located at 7200 S. Cicero Ave.
“The expansion into Bedford Park and Chicago marks the last two store openings this year for Art Van Furniture,” says Art Van Furniture CEO Kim Yost. “We have had our eye on the city of Chicago for many years, and we couldn’t have asked for a better location to put down roots.”
Each store will host a grand opening celebration with free, family-friendly activities:
- Chicago (Logan Square) –The store’s festivities include face painting, clown shows, a DJ and a special appearance by the Chicago White Sox’s very own Southpaw. Hours of the event are from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The festivities will continue on Sunday, Oct. 27 from 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
- Bedford Park – The store will host a Fall Festival featuring face painting, clown performances, pumpkin painting, a scarecrow magician and a balloon artist will take place from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. The celebration will continue on Sunday, Oct. 27 with free face painting, clowns and DJ entertainment from 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
The new Art Van Furniture locations will carry popular brands such as HGTV Home Furniture Collection, Broyhill Furniture, Roma Leather, Cindy Crawford Home and La-Z-Boy, among others. The Bedford Park location will bring approximately 100 sales, delivery and management jobs to the area, with the Chicago location adding roughly 80.
In addition to two new retail stores in Chicagoland, Art Van Furniture operates stores in Orland Park, Ill.; Merrillville-Hobart, Ind. and Batavia, Ill. as well as one distribution center in Bolingbrook, Ill. The retailer plans to open up its first free standing store built from the ground up in Woodridge, Ill. coming in March of 2014.
To help kick off the festivities, Art Van customers have the chance to win an in-home consolation with Hilary Farr, star of HGTV's home makeover program, Love It or List It, lunch with Farr in an Art Van showroom followed by a $5000 shopping spree where Farr will choose furniture or accessories for the winner based upon their specific lifestyle and needs. Customers can enter at any Art Van location in Michigan, Chicago, Toledo or online at artvan.com. The deadline to enter is October 14, 2013.