Art Van announces franchise partnership with Rothman Furniture

Franchise agreement includes seven stores and expands footprint to six states

WARREN, Mich. – Art Van Furniture has signed its largest franchise agreement with Jay Steinback, president and CEO of the St. Louis-based Rothman Furniture & Mattress. Art Van announces franchise partnership with Rothman Furniture

The new franchise partnership will add seven stores to Art Van’s growing roster, further expanding its footprint into Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Iowa and Missouri.

"We are bringing together two of our industry's most successful furniture families in an unprecedented partnership," Yost says. "Together we can provide our customers tremendous synergy and an even deeper commitment to our communities."

Steinback, a third-generation owner of the 90-year-old family-owned and operated Rothman Furniture, says, "Our partnership with Art Van Furniture allows our family's 90-year-old legacy of providing quality furniture and service to live on in the St. Louis community."

Since 1927, Rothman Furniture has been offering home furnishings to the greater St. Louis area and employs more than 240 team members. The locations included in the franchise agreement are in Affton, Bridgeton, Richmond Heights, O'Fallon, Missouri as well as Fairview Heights, Illinois.

The agreement includes the conversion of the Magnolia Home Gallery by Rothman Furniture in Richmond Heights which will become a 4,500-square-foot Art Van Design Studio with interior design services. Additional locations to be determined.

Rothman Furniture is currently liquidating its entire inventory during the store closings. Steinback has offered the vast majority of Rothman associates positions with Art Van of St. Louis. Grand opening celebrations are slated for first quarter 2018.

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