New furniture store replacing area Sears: What you need to know

The Room Place will open at the Mall at Fairfield Commons in late 2019, replacing part of the long-time Beavercreak Sears store.

The family-owned retailer will open on the top floor of Sears, which is expected to close in early December. Along with furniture, the store sells accents like rugs, lamps, mirrors, wall decor and throw pillows.

“When an outstanding furniture retailer with a venerable 100-year history takes vacated department store space, let’s just say if I were an emoji kind of person, there’d be a smiley face or two illustrating our happiness,” said Washington Prime CEO Lou Conforti when announcing the store in July.

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Started in Chicago in 1912, the Room Place has since expanded to more than 25 location across Illinois and Indiana, mainly in the Chicago and Indianapolis markets, according to the company’s website. The stores opening at the Mall at Fairfield Commons, as well as one in the Dayton Mall, will be the first introduction into the Dayton market.

The Room Place offers “a total-room concept to furniture shopping,” the website says, which gives customers a chance to view fully set up rooms created by designers.

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“Apart from providing comprehensive furniture solutions to our customers, we are also committed to becoming a part of the communities we serve,” the website says. “With family values at the core of our culture, we believe that a community is as strong as its unity.”

Online sales are also available, with advertisements that furniture will ship fast and free.

This news organization has reached out to the Room Place for more information on its expansion into Ohio.


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