Gardner-White Furniture, a Michigan-based retailer with 100 years of history selling home furnishings out of their own stores, on Tuesday announced it will open new locations inside two local Best Buy stores on Sept 21.
The Bloomfield Township , as well as the Novi location in the West Oaks shopping plaza will begin selling lines of furniture to go with their inventory of home electronics and media products in an innovative partnership, officials said in a press release.
The opening of the two new locations will mark the first time ever that a major furniture retailer has built new stores within existing locations of a major consumer electronics retailer.
“This brand new retailing concept works because furniture and consumer electronics are two product categories that fit really well together,” said Tracey in the release. “In fact, the first time we offered a free TV with the purchase of furniture, the customer demand was overwhelming."
He also said he believes customers will appreciate the "ultimate in consumer convenience," by being able to save time and money.
In addition to recliners and couches, the stores will offer leather furniture, entertainment centers and brand-name mattresses. The stores will be between 8,000 square feet and 10,000 in the Bloomfield and Novi locations, respectively, and will be staffed by Gardner-White salespeople.
Grand Opening Parties & Prizes
Both stores are set to open their doors on Sept. 21, and they will host public grand opening parties on Sept. 28, 29 and 30 to give away more than $25,000 in prizes, plus a $10,000 Gardner-White shopping spree. Drawings will be held for prizes every 30 minutes.
Prizes include 51” Samsung TVs, leather sectionals and reclining sofas, entertainment centers, brand name mattresses, Kindle Fires, 32” Toshiba TVs, Blu-ray DVD players and more. No purchase is necessary to enter any prize drawing. All winners must be present at the time of the drawing with the exception of the grand prize drawing for the $10,000 shopping spree. Gardner-White will also be giving away DVD copies of The Avengers with any purchase.
While the parties and prizes are free, Gardner-White is requesting donations of clean, new or gently used blankets to give to someone in need this winter. Gardner-White will match the total number of blankets donated by guests. All blankets will be given to Volunteers of America for local distribution.
Hours of the grand opening parties are Friday, Sept. 28 from 4-9 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 29 from noon to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, Sept. 30 from noon to 6 p.m.