Sheely’s Expanding with New Store in Aurora
AURORA, Ohio – For the first time in its 68-year history, Sheely’s Furniture and Appliance is opening a second store as it expands into the Cleveland market with a new space in the suburb of Aurora.
A grand opening for the 80,000-square-foot store is planned for Sept. 7 through 19.
“As a third generation Sheely’s family member, I’m honored to usher in this new era for Sheely’s along with my principal partners, our 150 employees and stakeholders. It is such an exciting time to be a part of this business,” said Sheely’s buyer and principal Jessica Smith in a statement.
The new store, 18813 N. Marketplace Drive at the Shop at Marketplace, will include showroom and warehouse space for the furniture, appliances, mattresses, decor and Warehouse Outlet. The same brands found at the North Lima store will be available in Aurora, along with several new product lines.
“This location provides us the opportunity to welcome new brands into our core offerings at Sheely’s. Our buyers are currently working on creating that new mix of products, which we believe will be something exciting for customers both old and new,” said Lance Romeo, buyer and principal at Sheely’s.
The Aurora store is expected to employ 25 when it open, with more hirings expected as sales increase.
“We pride ourselves on creating jobs within our community, so the employees visiting homes for delivery or service calls will be people who live in those same communities and not from an outsourced provider,” said general manager and principal Jeff Curry.
Founded in 1952 by Dale Sheely Sr., Sheely’s Furniture and Appliance operates an 80,000-square-foot showroom and 150,000-square-foot warehouse in North Lima. The store makes 23,000 deliveries per year.
Pictured: A rendering of the Sheely’s store in Aurora.
Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.