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Art Van Furniture to Close All Stores; Liquidate Inventory

The Michigan-based retailer  is closing all of its stores and holding liquidation sales.

3/6/2020
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Art Van Furniture announced that it is closing all of its stores and holding liquidation sales starting Friday, March 6. Above, the company's flagship store in Canton, Michigan, opened in 2018.

WARREN, Mich. 
 -- Art Van Furniture announced today it has made the decision to wind down operations and begin liquidation sales at all of its company owned stores in MichiganIllinoisIndianaMissouri, and Ohio. 

The company operates under the brands Art Van Furniture, Art Van PureSleep and Scott Shuptrine Interiors. Levin & Wolf Furniture in Ohio and Pennsylvania will be sold to Robert Levin, pending court approval.  Eight Wolf Furniture stores in Maryland and Virginia will also be liquidated. 
 
"Despite our best efforts to remain open, the Company's brands and operating performance have been hit hard by a challenging retail environment," said Diane Charles, Art Van Furniture spokesperson. "We recognize the extraordinary retail, community and philanthropic legacies that Art Van Furniture has built for decades in the community."
 
Art Van Elslander, opened his first furniture store in metro Detroit in 1959, growing it to the number one furniture and mattress retailer in the Midwest.
 
"On behalf of the company we want to offer our sincere appreciation to our employees for their dedication, commitment and hard work. We also want to extend our gratitude to the many customers, vendors, franchisees, charities and communities who have supported these retailers," continued Charles. 
 
The liquidation sales will begin Friday, March 6 at all Art Van Furniture, Art Van PureSleep, and Scott Shuptrine Interiors in MichiganIllinoisOhioIndiana and Missouri, and select Wolf stores in Maryland and Virginia. 
 
In early 2017, Art Van Furniture, a family business founded in 1959, announced that the company was sold to private equity firm Thomas H. Lee Partners.

Art Van has more than 125 stores in nine states.  
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