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Loves Furniture Announces Grand Opening of Seven Locations

The new retailer opens its first stores -- seven southeastern Michigan locations -- housed in former Art Van stores.

9/2/2020
arial view of a Loves Furniture store
Loves Furniture celebrated its first store openings with an opening celebration of its new Canton, Michigan, location.

DETROIT -- Loves Furniture & Mattresses, a new home furnishings retailer, announced the grand openings of seven new southeast Michigan locations with more stores to open in the coming weeks.

The metro Detroit stores include locations in Ann Arbor, Battle Creek, Canton, Portage, Shelby Township, Howell and Port Huron. Each location will feature an array of home furnishings, including mattresses, sofas, loveseats, dining furniture, area rugs and more. Loves CEO Matt Damiani made the announcement at an opening ceremony held at the Canton location.

“We created Loves because we think everyone deserves to love where they live,” said Damiani, who was brought into the Loves fold, along with several other former Art Van executives, following the bankruptcy of that retailer and its acquisition by private equity player US Assets. “We saw a better way to build a furniture buying experience – one that is personalized and designed to encourage exploration, imagination and discovery of the perfect pieces to help create memories at home that last.”

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Loves Furniture stores will feature a range of well-known furniture and mattress brands.

The stores will carry an selection of well-known brands, including Tempurpedic, Beautyrest, Serta, Stearns & Foster, Lane, Bassett, Flexsteel, Jonathan Lewis and Bernhardt, as well as exclusive brands only available at Loves.
 
The Loves experience is rooted in clear and simple pricing so customers can easily shop in alignment with their budget, style and fashion for every price point, and features a seamless process to shop online, in-store or both.

Customers will have the option to choose how they want to shop -- either independently, or with the assistance of Loves Home and Sleep Specialists who have exceptional expertise and training to provide support in-person or online. By-appointment shopping offers personalized service without pressure.

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The Loves Treasures area of each store features affordable accents and area rugs.

The Loves Treasures area inside each store will feature affordable accessories. From wall décor to decorative accessories, this space will rotate seasonally so customers can discover pieces that complement their homes.
 
Loves also announced a community alliance with Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan, an organization working tirelessly to provide food for families and individuals in need. Since March, Gleaners has nearly doubled its monthly food distribution and greatly expanded its services to meet people where they are -- from Detroit to Howell. Loves will donate $10,000 to Gleaners and a portion of sales from the grand opening weekend of their Canton location, Sept. 3-7.
 
“We’re so thankful for the support of our friends at Loves, especially during this time of staggering need amid the pandemic,” said Stacy Averill, vice president of community giving, Gleaners. “Loves’ support will help us make significant strides in our mission to create a healthy, hunger-free community. We look forward to our continued collaboration.”

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From left to right: Pat Williams (Canton supervisor), Jeff Love (owner, US Assets), Kristin Sokul (Gleaners representative), and Matt Damiani (Loves CEO), during the Loves Furniture grand opening event on Sept. 2 in Canton.

Loves will hire nearly 1,000 associates to support 27 locations across Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania.For more information on current open positions, visit www.lovesfurniture.com.

New Loves Furniture & Mattresses Stores in Southeast Michigan are:

Ann Arbor, 425 E. Eisenhower Pkwy, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Battle Creek: 6100 B Drive N, Battle Creek, MI 49014
Canton, 41661 Ford Road, Canton, MI 48187
Howell, 4101 E Grand River Ave., Howell, MI 48843
Port Huron, 1234 32nd Street, Port Huron, MI 48060
Portage (Kalamazoo), 550 Ring Road, Portage, MI 49024
Shelby Township (Lakeside Mall), 14055 Hall Road, Shelby Township, MI 48315

About Loves Furniture & Mattresses

Loves Furniture & Mattresses is a neighborhood furniture store that combines a personalized shopping experience with a wide variety of products that appeal to every budget. Loves has created a new experience from the ground up that brings together a large selection of quality, stylish products, Home and Sleep specialists and an easy shopping experience to help customers love the hunt in finding perfect pieces for their home. For more information, please visit www.lovesfurniture.com.
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