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Art Van officially files for bankruptcy, stores expected to re-open Monday afternoon

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Posted at 2:54 PM, Mar 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-09 14:59:11-04

WARREN, Mich. (WXYZ) — Art Van is one step closer to closing for good.

The Midwestern retailer officially filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Sunday night.<

The filing concluded an extremely busy weekend. Turnout was so high, stores had to temporarily close over the weekend so workers could reorganize and restock.

The location on 14 Mile in Warren shut down Saturday due to overwhelming response and traffic back-ups.

On Thursday, the furniture company announced it is closing all of its locations and beginning liquidation sales. More than 3,000 employees across the Midwest will be losing their jobs. Most of them are in Michigan.

Liquidation sales began March 6 at all Art Van Furniture, Art Van PureSleep and Scott Shuptrine Interiors in Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana and Missourri.

An Art Van spokesperson says stores will re-open Monday afternoon at 2 p.m.