An era had come to an end in Michigan when Art Van Furniture announced they were going out of business. The furniture store has been a staple in the state since 1959 so it was a loss felt among us all.

Now, a few months later, it's been revealed that Art Van will reopen as Loves Furniture, a modern furniture company founded earlier this year. According to ClickOnDetroit, the company acquired 27 furniture stores across the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic. 17 of those are Art Van stores in Michigan and Loves also plans on basing their headquarters in Royal Oak.

The 17 stores to change are:

  • Ann Arbor
  • Battle Creek
  • Bay City
  • Burton
  • Howell
  • Livonia
  • Muskegon
  • Petoskey
  • Port Huron
  • Portage
  • Royal Oak
  • Saginaw
  • Shelby Township
  • Taylor
  • Warren
  • Waterford Township
  • Westland

There was an Art Van Furniture on 28th St. in Grand Rapids so it's unknown what's going to happen to that one.

The company plans on hiring 1,000+ people across the region and say this is an opportunity for people who previously lost their jobs due to closures... and now with the pandemic.

Loves Furniture plans on doing a soft opening in the next coming weeks at some locations.

...and is actively exploring options to provide customers with discounted services and special product buys leading up to the official grand opening (via ClickonDetroit.com)

Loves says they plan on standing out from competitors by giving a more personalized shopping experience to the customer.

Visit their website if you want to stay up-to-date with info and special offers before they open.