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Furniture retailer plans store in Janesville

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Gazette Staff
March 31, 2009
— In an economically hard-hit retail sector, Steve Doran of Lee & Associates has closed a 10-year lease for a 30,431-square-foot property in Janesville.

The space will serve as the new home for Little Canada, Minn.-based furniture retailer Slumberland Furniture and will provide about 20 new retail jobs. The store will open July 1.


Slumberland will occupy space in the former Wal-Mart at the intersection of Highways 14 and 26.


"Janesville has experienced its share of hits from economic conditions, with the recent closing of the General Motors plant and several related businesses resulting in job cuts," Doran said. "Adding that factor to the state of the furniture business—one of the hardest hit sectors in retail right now—this transaction shows that there are still stores out there doing well and optimistic about what the future will bring for business."


Slumberland General Manager Scott Libson said the new location provides Janesville with a familiar brand.


"Slumberland is a family-owned company and business, not a corporation," Libson said. "Even with the economic state, we've planned this opening carefully and are confident our product lines and model will fit the town, combining value with style."



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