Art Van Furniture has found its first franchisee in Young Appliance, a longtime retailer of primarily electronics and appliances in Alpena, Mich., in the Northeast region of the state.
Led by fourth-generation owners Bob and Naoko Young, the 33,000-square-foot showroom will undergo a major remodel over the next few months. Young will convert more than 20,000-square-feet, including warehouse space, to Art Van Furniture, with an Art Van PureSleep department and a clearance center.
The franchise fee and other financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Art Van declined to a projected sales