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Posted on Mon, Aug 19, 2013 : 5:58 a.m.

Arhaus Furniture sets opening date for new Ann Arbor store

By Angela Smith

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Arhaus will be moving from Arborland Shopping Center to a new location in Arbor Hill Shopping Center.

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(Editor's note: Arhaus now will close Sept. 6 in Arborland, according to updated information from the company.)

Arhaus Furniture is making the move from Arborland Shopping Center down the street to Arbor Hills Crossing.

The move just more than a mile west on Washtenaw Avenue is something that will give the store increased visibility, and a chance to join a group of high-end tenants in the new center, according to Company COO Greg Teed.

Arhaus markets sustainable one of a kind furniture and accessories that are handmade by artisans all over the world.

“We have not and will not use wood that is harvested from non-sustainable resources,” says chairman and CEO John Reed.

The Arborland location, at 3755 Washtenaw Ave, has been in Arborland for nearly 10 years. It will remain open through Sept. 6, and no changes in employment are expected.

The new location, at 3010 Washtenaw Ave., will be nearly the same size, but shoppers will note a newly designed show room featuring two levels.

The new Ann Arbor store will include a combination of marble and oak floors, a commanding river rock fireplace, hand-carved teak panel walls and hand-forged wrought iron gates.

According to a press release, doors open at 10 a.m. at the Arbor Hills Crossing store Friday, Sept. 20, with gift bags for the first 250 shoppers.

Customers are also invited to browse the store’s vignettes and complete a wish list of "must-haves" to be registered to win a $2,500 Arhaus gift card and in-home design consultation.The winner will be announced at the retailer’s grand opening celebration, Thursday, Oct. 3, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.—featuring complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. RSVP to

Arhaus opened its first store in Cleveland in 1986. There are now are 45 locations nationwide, and one other in Michigan, at the Somerset Collection in Troy.

Arbor Hills Crossing opens on Thursday.

Meanwhile, the 14,420-square-foot Arhaus store in Arborland is one of two stores in the east Ann Arbor shopping center available for lease, according to owner Amcap.


Frank Tanner

Mon, Aug 19, 2013 : 11:39 p.m.

Going to miss them at their "fairly" easily accessible location. Don't think I will visit in the future. I try to stay away from that corner...

Lizzy Alfs

Mon, Aug 19, 2013 : 3:26 p.m.

The broker who markets Arborland for lease, Michael Lippitt of Landmark Commercial, said they don't plan to split up the Arhaus space for multiple tenants, but it's a 'mid-box' size at 14,500 square feet. Will be interesting to see what fills the vacancy.

Dog Guy

Mon, Aug 19, 2013 : 2:08 p.m.

This story piques interest in politically correct artisanal furniture. I shall put on Birkenstocks and Subaru over there for a look.


Mon, Aug 19, 2013 : 1:40 p.m.

So, is particle board made from sustainable glue obtained from unsustainable farm animals? Is this IKEA with wood-grain coverings instead of white Formica ? I do understand the move from Arborland, though. I'm sure any further commenting on that would invite removal of the comment, so I won't comment.


Mon, Aug 19, 2013 : 12:53 p.m.

Nice advertisement posing as a news story! I am anxious to see the anticipated bottleneck of cars heading North on Platt towards the Washtenaw Avenue traffic light. If more than six or eight cars have to wait for a green light then exiting from Arbor Hills will be completely blocked for either direction. And vehicles that wish to exit the Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center will be unable to make a left turn. Hopefully, the management of the recreation center will realize the problem and put up signage directing all exiting traffic to turn South onto Platt Road. Drivers can then proceed South to Huron Parkway where they can turn left to get back to Washtenaw Avenue if that is desired. Expect the new entrance cutaway a few hundred yards East of Platt Road to slow traffic in the right lane heading East on Washtenaw Avenue. This slowdown will be in addition to that created for all lanes of traffic by the new traffic light at Platt Road and Washtenaw Avenue which is already working.


Mon, Aug 19, 2013 : 11:48 a.m.

"We have not and will not use wood that is harvested from non-sustainable resources," says chairman and CEO John Reed" But they have no problem moving from a perfectly good building for no reason other than profit.