After some major expansion and remodeling, the former Rettig Brothers Furniture re-opened its doors in August as Art Van Findlay.
“We want to be the leader in the Findlay market,” said Tony Rettig, who will continue as owner and president of Art Van Findlay. “Art Van has a style and design department that we think will appeal to just about everybody, from traditional to contemporary design.”
Art Van held a grand opening ceremony with Mayor Lydia Mihalik and a ribbon cutting in August, during which the furniture store donated $2,500 to CASA/GAL of Hancock County. During the store’s grand opening celebration, Rettig said a $1,000 shopping spree will be given away, and patrons can find specials of up to 65 percent off on much of the store’s merchandise. The celebration will run through September 14.
Rettig said they have modified the store’s 60,000 square feet with a more open feel while also converting some warehouse space into a showroom. There is about 30 percent more furniture on display with several new product lines available, such as Lazy-Boy, Natuzzi Leather, Flexsteel, along with specialty areas with Art Van PureSleep and Art Van Clearance Center. Unique among other Art Van stores, Rettig said, Findlay’s gallery will feature about 5,000 square feet of Amish Originals, solid wood furniture made by Ohio Amish artisans.
“I think the place looks fantastic,” Rettig said.“ I’m very happy with how it turned out.”
While still locally owned and operated, the franchise affiliation provides the advantages of far stronger buying power and the ability to get the furniture to the customer faster.
“In the past, it would be four to six weeks for delivery,” Rettig said. “Now, even if we don’t have it in our warehouse, it should be one or two days.”
10300 U.S. 224 W., Findlay, 419-425-4663.
Art Van operates 90 stores throughout Michigan, Illinois, Ohio and Indiana and is headquartered in Warren, Michigan.