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Art Van Furniture Celebrates Official Grand Opening of Fort Wayne, Indiana Store February 8

Public is invited to take part in contests, giveaways and activities at fun-filled family event

WARREN, Mich., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Art Van Furniture has opened its doors in Fort Wayne, and the public is invited to participate in the retailer's fun, family-friendly official grand opening celebration throughout the day on Saturday, February 8. The new Art Van Furniture location (311 Coliseum Blvd. across the street from the Glenbrook Mall) features 46,000 square feet of furniture, mattresses and an Art Van Clearance Center. The Midwest's No. 1 furniture and mattress retailer's first Indiana store debuted in Merrillville-Hobart last year.  

Families attending the grand opening celebration will enjoy face painting, clowns, musical entertainment, and other free activities for children between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Refreshments will be served, and the first 500 guests will receive a complimentary personal coffee maker. Area residents can register to win wonderful prizes, including a two year lease on their choice of a Ford F-150 truck or Lincoln MKX car, or a $2,000 Art Van Furniture shopping spree. No purchase necessary. 

"We invite the families of Fort Wayne to experience Art Van Furniture's stylish and affordable furniture lines, unparalleled value, and friendly customer service firsthand," said Art Van Elslander, founder and chairman of Art Van Furniture. "This is our way of extending a warm welcome to our neighbors to mix, mingle and see the fine products that we have in store for them."

The new Fort Wayne location features popular name brands such as, Broyhill, Roma Leather, Cindy Crawford Home and La-Z-Boy, The Style Collection among others. The retailer has added approximately 50 full and part-time sales, office, management, delivery, visual merchandising and warehouse jobs to the region, and is well-known for giving back to the communities it serves.

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, five stores in Chicagoland, one store in Toledo, Ohio and in Fort Wayne, Indiana, a full service e-commerce website, plus 39 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.

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