Gardner-White Furniture, a southeast Michigan-owned and operated furniture retailer known for its quality, value and service, will celebrate the grand re-launch of its Taylor store (7680 Telegraph Road) with a ribbon cutting and reception beginning at 4 p.m. Thurs., Apr. 21.
This celebration follows the completion of more than $500,000 in renovations to the 40,000-square-foot store. Updates include exterior repairs and painting; repaving of the parking lot; new signage, interior LED lighting; trim and flooring; and a remodel of the restrooms.
“We opened in Taylor 35 years ago in the height of a major recession. The store has always been special to us, and we felt it was important to make this investment in our community as well as our store,” said Rachel Tronstein, Gardner-White Furniture president. “We hope all of our past, present and future customers enjoy what we have done to the space and join us for our grand re-opening celebration.”
Gardner-White, known for its active charitable involvement throughout southeast Michigan, will make a $3,000 donation to two important local charities as part of this celebration. Gardner-White will support Enchanted Makeovers, a Taylor-based nonprofit that works with women, children, and female veterans battling homelessness, post-traumatic stress disorder, and domestic violence. Gardner-White also will continue to provide ongoing support to Humble Design, a Pontiac-based nonprofit that helps furnish homes for the formerly homeless in Taylor and the Detroit-areas.
“Everyone is worthy of surroundings that will nurture their soul and allow their greatness to emerge,” said Terry Grahl, Founder, Visionary and CEO of Enchanted Makeovers. “We are honored to be included in Gardner-White’s celebrations and are pleased to see this local business investing in and giving back to the Taylor community.”
“We are thrilled to have Gardner-White as huge supporter of Humble Design,” said Treger Strasberg, Founder, Humble Design. “Gardner-White is a perfect fit with our mission of providing furnishings for the homeless. Gardner-White has a huge heart for helping the less fortunate and Humble Design is honored to be part of the Taylor festivities.”
Following the ribbon cutting, the retailer will host a reception in the store from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. With Mother’s Day two weeks later, activities will be geared towards pampering the ladies in attendance, including mini-massages and make-up demos. In addition, guests will have the opportunity to view the store’s renovations and enjoy a live performance by Ferndale-based award-winning singer-songwriter Jill Jack, strolling appetizers and adult libations.
FAMILY PHOTO EVENT TO BENEFIT A CAUSE, APRIL 24
Families are invited to stop in from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 24 and have a professional family photo taken in one of two room settings at Gardner-White in Taylor for a $5 donation. All funds raised will benefit Enchanted Makeovers and Humble Design. Photos will be given digitally and be emailed in the weeks following to one email address per household. The event is first-come first-served and images are taken by a professional photographer. No registration is necessary.
“One of the best ways to make a house a home is to fill it with people you love as well as treasured images of your loved ones,” said Tronstein. “We’re excited to bring this opportunity to the community to get a family keepsake as well as help out nonprofit organizations that are centered around ‘creating’ homes for those who had been displaced.”
THE GRAND RE-OPENING SALE
All Gardner-White locations will participate in the festivities with special grand re-opening discounts, free gifts, and special purchases. More details on the accompanying promotion will be released directly before the event.
For additional information, contact 313-295-1820. RSVPs for the April 21 grand opening festivities can be made by calling Stacey at 248-254-7466. No advanced reservations are being accepted for the photo shoot.
About Gardner White
Founded in 1912, Auburn Hills, Mich.-based Gardner-White Furniture has been setting the standard in quality, value and service for more than a century. Operated as a single store until 1974, the company now operates nine locations and a distribution center in southeast Michigan and offers a wide variety of living rooms, bedrooms, dining rooms, mattresses, furniture for offices and kid’s rooms, as well as accessories. Gardner-White is the only home furnishings company in the Michigan market to offer same-day delivery to customers. For more information visit www.gardner-white.com.