MERRILLVILLE | Art Van Furniture will celebrate the opening of its Merrillville retail location Aug. 31 with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting event.
The furniture and mattress retailer, 1600 E. 80th Ave., will bring about 85 sales, delivery and management jobs to the area.
After the ribbon cutting and grand opening from 9 to 9:30 a.m., there will be entertainment, clowns, face painting and balloon artists for customers.
Entertainment will last from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The store will close at 9 p.m.
Art Van Furniture is a family-owned business that also operates two retail locations and a distribution center in the Chicagoland area with four more store openings planned in the coming months.