Members of Lifestyle Furniture, the Van Wert Area Chamber of Commerce, Main Street Van Wert, and other downtown locations ready themselves for a ribbon cutting. (DHI Media/Jim Langham)
Members of Lifestyle Furniture, the Van Wert Area Chamber of Commerce, Main Street Van Wert, and other downtown locations ready themselves for a ribbon cutting. (DHI Media/Jim Langham)

VAN WERT – Business people and other Van Wert business supporters met in front of the former Frances Furniture Shop at the corner of Washington and Center streets at 12:30 p.m. on Friday for a ribbon cutting launching the establishment of a new lifestyle furniture and mattress store under the management of new manager Shane Vanover.

Vanover came to Van Wert from the St. Marys store. There are actually five Lifestyle Furniture and Mattress stores also including Celina, Greenville and Troy.

“At Lifestyle our goal is simple: we provide the highest quality home furnishings at the lowest prices,” said Vanover. “Customer satisfaction is paramount to our operation, which is why we will match or best any competitor price.

“We offer a professional, in-home interior decorating service to each of our valued customers to ensure you will enjoy your new surroundings for years to come,” continued Vanover. “But hand-selecting the perfect furniture for your lifestyle is just the beginning, so let our delivery team take care of the work for you.

“Should you ever encounter a problem, give us a call, and our service experts will get you back on track,” added Vanover.

Vanover said that the ribbon cutting initiated the Lifestyle grand opening. He noted that during this special time, those visiting have the opportunity to register to win $4,000 in prizes. He noted that they include $1,500 lifetime shopping sprees, $500 Lifestyle gift certificate, $200 Lifestyle gift certificate and $100 Lifestyle gift certificate.

Vanover noted that there will also be the opportunity to register for Queen Set Heartland Pillow Top ($1,199 Value), free rocker recliner ($699 value), Temperpedic pillow ($129 value) and Malouf Gel Dough Pillow ($69 value).

“It’s a new year, new name, but the same brands you know and love,” said Vanover.

Vanover said that he had appreciated his time of working in the St. Marys store, but he has always been impressed with the Van Wert business community, the strong support of downtown, and the various festivals and efforts to draw people downtown.

“There are so many possibilities with this store,” said Vanover. “My goal and store goal is to provide the best value and best store with a wide range of products.”

Vanover said that he especially favors the sale of such quality items as La-Z-Boy and England.

“Both are custom ordered and have nice quality,” said Vanover. “They’ve been under this company’s care for a long time.

“All mattress sets are on sale now. Ask about our 0 percent interest-free financing,” added Vanover.

The Van Wert store is located at 117 S. Washington St. The phone number is 419-238-1707.