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$3 Million State-of-the-Art Scott Shuptrine Luxury Furniture Gallery Debuts In Metro Detroit March 7

Scott Shuptrine Interiors Opens Largest Retail Space on Woodward Avenue

ROYAL OAK, Mich., March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Luxury returns to metro Detroit when Scott Shuptrine Interiors celebrates the grand opening of its $3 million state-of-the art flagship store on March 7. A stylish ribbon cutting ceremony is planned at 9 a.m. at the new gallery, which stands side-by-side with the Art Van Furniture store (32301 Woodward Avenue, Royal Oak, MI 48073). The store will open to the general public at 11 a.m. the same day.

Art Van Elslander, chairman and founder of Art Van Furniture, which owns Scott Shuptrine Interiors, and Director Nancy Jones, will host the event. Distinguished guests will include Birmingham Mayor George Dilgard, Royal Oak Mayor Jim Ellison, Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber President Joe Bauman and Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce President Howard Collens.

Scott Shuptrine Interiors is an impressive 12,300 square-foot freestanding addition to the Art Van Furniture store, and represents the largest design space on Woodward Avenue. The new $3M design gallery will feature 60 unique room vignettes, a stunning grand staircase, sculptural ceiling and dozens of elegant, luxury fixtures and amenities to assure the most enjoyable, first-class shopping experience for its patrons.

"We are thrilled to open the doors to our exquisite new Scott Shuptrine Interiors gallery," says Van Elslander. "We are able to provide our guests the very finest products and services found anywhere. Scott Shuptrine has returned bigger and better than ever."

Scott Shuptrine Interiors also welcomes the addition of Charles Oglesby to the team as design manager of the Royal Oak gallery. With nearly 20 years in the home furnishings industry, Oglesby has held key positions with fashionable brands, including Ralph Lauren Home, Williams-Sonoma Home, Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware.

In addition to the new Woodward store, Scott Shuptrine Interiors is also located inside three other Art Van stores, including Grand Rapids, Petoskey and Warren. Collectively, the stores anticipate $20 million in annual sales.

The Scott Shuptrine showrooms inside Art Van Furniture feature a 4,500 square-foot retail floor, an interior design studio and a custom design shop. Scott Shuptrine Interiors offers upscale products and services to fit even the most discerning design taste with the utmost in quality from carefully selected vendors. The concept provides one-stop shopping complete with an in-house design team, custom furnishings, elegant rugs, and custom drapery and bedding.

ABOUT SCOTT SHUPTRINE INTERIORS
The Scott Shuptrine name has a rich history of standing for a premium level of home furnishings and custom interior design. Scott Shuptrine Interiors makes its luxury designs accessible for today's decor enthusiasts and prides itself on providing trend-setting themes to partner with contemporary, traditional, eclectic and transitional interiors for a modern living approach. The gallery will provide access to world- renowned designer lines and custom furnishings, as well as, key vendors, including Bernhardt Interiors, Elite Leather, Drexel Heritage, Huntington House, Theodore Alexander, Curate, Massoud, Natuzzi Italia and many more. Scott Shuptrine was founded in 1927 and purchased by Art Van Furniture in 1987. Learn more at www.ScottShuptrine.com.

SOURCE Scott Shuptrine Interiors

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