Contacts: Jon Bleed, 217-619-6536, Lorrie Link, 651.787.7542
Slumberland Furniture Opens 120th Store in Decatur
Decatur, IL April 15, 2011 Slumberland Furniture is pleased to announce the opening of its 120th location. Decatur’s first Slumberland store will open on April 30, 2011. The store is located at 51 & Ash, next to Panera (265 East Ash Avenue). The new store is approximately 30,000 square feet with an attached warehouse and is managed by Jonathan Bleed. Slumberland expects to employ approximately 20 people from the Decatur area.
Official Grand Opening festivities will begin on April 29, 2011 with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 4:00 p.m.; guests include Mayor Mike McElroy, Decatur City Council and the Decatur Chamber of Commerce.
Slumberland is involved in and supportive of many community initiatives through the Slumberland 40 Winks Foundation and will donate that evening approximately 40 beds to the Central Illinois Christians In Mission. The 40 Winks Foundation seeks to provide mattresses and beds to children and families lacking these resources to help them attain one of the foundational blocks of life—a full and healthy night’s sleep.
The foundation accepts monetary donations and partners directly with local charities for distribution of donated beds. Administrative costs for the 40 Winks Foundation are covered by Slumberland Furniture, so every dollar donated is contributed to the mission of the 40 Winks Foundation.
Additionally, Slumberland will promote special grand opening sales events storewide. The doors will open to the public April 30, at 10:00 a.m. Customers can register to win a $1000 Slumberland Shopping Spree. The winner will be announced on May 24.
About Slumberland Furniture: Founded in 1967 in Richfield, Minn., Slumberland began as a mattress and La-Z-Boy specialty shop whose mission has been to make people comfortable with both its products and prices. Over the past 43 years Slumberland has expanded to 120 stores across 10 states and is now one of America’s top sellers of La-Z-Boy upholstery and the Midwest’s largest retailer of Tempur-Pedic, Sealy and Simmons mattresses and Natuzzi leather. For more information on Slumberland Furniture’s products, visit Slumberland.com.