Officials from Ashley Furniture Industries have signed a lease to open an Ashley HomeStore in the vacant multistory building previously occupied by The RoomStore near the Prescott Mall.
The lease was initiated through the Phoenix-based Velocity Retail Group.
Kurt Haines, senior vice president, Ashley Furniture HomeStore, said the store will open sometime in mid-November. Haines is based in California.
“We want to meet the Christmas season shopping demand. We’re already working on a significant remodel of the building,” Haines said. “We’ll have 25 to 30 professional employees staffing the store.”
Store hours will be 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily except for Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving, Haines said.
It will be the first time the vacant 42,000-square-foot building on the northwest corner of the mall area has been occupied since late 2015, when The RoomStore filed for bankruptcy.
The Prescott site will be the 13th Ashley HomeStore in Arizona.
Ashley HomeStore is the largest furniture chain in Arizona, with five stores in the Phoenix area, two in Tucson, and one each in Bullhead City, Lake Havasu City, Lakeside, Thatcher and Yuma.
Ashley HomeStore ranks as the largest furniture chain in North America with more than 650 stores.
With corporate offices in Arcadia, Wis., and under the leadership of President and CEO Todd Wanek, the company also has become international in scope with manufacturing and distribution businesses in China, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, Indonesia and several other countries.
Haines said a web link soon will be set up for online job applications. In the meantime, call (623) 209-2713 in Phoenix for further information about opportunities with the Prescott Ashley HomeStore.