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Fulby Goldbatch
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From: Wyandotte, MI
Registered: May 2012

 - posted June 04, 2012 06:45 PM      Profile for Fulby Goldbatch   Email Fulby Goldbatch         Edit/Delete Post 
It looks like a Michigan furniture chain is demolishing a former theater so they could build their first non-Michigan location. [Roll Eyes]

From Crain's Detroit Business:

Art Van Furniture buys former movie theater near Toledo to open first store outside Michigan

By Sherri Welch

Art Van Furniture Inc. has entered into an agreement to purchase a former theater complex near Toledo in its first move to expand the furniture chain outside Michigan.

Art Van did not disclose how much it plans to pay National Amusements Inc. for the former Super Cinema complex and the 11 acres on which it sits in Springfield Township, Ohio.

The Warren-based furniture retailer now will seek approval from the township for its site plan, which includes razing the theater to make room for a 90,000-square-foot store that will offer both furniture and Art Van’s Pure Sleep premium mattresses.

Art Van’s director of communications, Diane Charles, declined to say how much it plans to invest in the project.

But the company expects to open the store by the spring of 2013 with 100-120 new employees, she wrote in an email.

The new store is part of a larger plan to expand outside the state with company-owned furniture and mattress stores within a 250-mile radius of its Warren warehouse, CEO Kim Yost told Crain’s in March.

Art Van is also looking at the Chicago market as a possible location for a new furniture and mattress store, as reported by Crain’s in April.

At the same time, the company is looking for opportunities to launch stand-alone Pure Sleep stores outside Michigan, while also courting top furniture retailers in about 20 of Michigan's smaller markets, such as Alpena, Gaylord, Mt. Pleasant, Cadillac and the Upper Peninsula, in a bid to have them become franchisees.

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Scott Polidore

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From: Toledo, OH
Registered: Oct 2006

 - posted January 02, 2013 07:21 PM      Profile for Scott Polidore   Email Scott Polidore         Edit/Delete Post 
terrible idea when theres acres of LAND out there.....rave, amc, etc etc could have stepped in and bought this and TWO other similar theaters to stop them from demolition or dry rot and no one did anything. so we have one theater in the city limits and it sucks....theres 2 more about 15 minutes away, and theyre literally 3 minutes up the road from each other and both can handle imax....

u know what that means...higher price$

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