REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio – Ashley HomeStore opened two new stores in time for Memorial Day weekend, including one owned and operated by Larry Klaben, owner of Top 100 Company Morris Furniture. This 27,000-square foot location opened here May 18.
The other store, a 43,000-square-foot location in Avon, Ohio, opened May 17. It is operated by the Wellsville Group, which owns and operates 15 Ashley HomeStore locations in western and central New York, central Pennsylvania and Ohio.
Ashley homestore, avon, ohio
The Reynoldsburg store is located on at 2339 Taylor Park Drive. It joins the 11 additional Ashley HomeStore locations that are part of the Morris Furniture Company of brands. This group also owns six Morris Home showrooms, 15 Better Sleep Shops and three Morris Back Rooms in the surrounding Dayton, Cincinnati and Columbus area as well as Florence, Ky.
Larry Klaben, who also serves as president and CEO of Morris Furniture Company, said the company has opened four new Morris Home and Ashley HomeStore locations in the past two years and has operated three other Home Stores since 2008.
 
“Morris Furniture Company has been 'making homes great' since 1947,” he said. “We are honored to bring another Ashley HomeStore to the Reynoldsburg-Pickerington area. This new store allows us to be closer to our customers and provide a world-class experience to our guests. Ashley HomeStore is a brand name that people have come to trust. This trust has led to its growth into the No. 1 selling furniture store brand in the world.”
 
Among the highlights of this location are state of the art LED lights, unique wall finishes and décor; and six different lifestyles consisting of Urbanology, New Traditions, Grand Elegance, Contemporary Living, Outdoor Living, Family Spaces and Gen Now, Ashley’s youth furniture collection.
 
Product categories include bedroom, dining room, upholstery, leather, occasional tables, home office, youth bedroom, recliners, mattresses and accessories. About 5,000 square feet of the space is devoted to a Better Sleep Shop.
Ashley HomeStore, Avon, Ohio
The Avon, Ohio, location is at 35405 Chester Road next to the Cabelas and Duluth Trading Company stores.
Timothy Quinn, a managing partner in the business, said this is the company’s sixth HomeStore in northeast Ohio.
 
“Ever since we opened our Fairlawn showroom in 2013, demand for our product has only increased, and we’ve since opened showrooms in Mentor, Mayfield, Brooklyn and Canton," Quinn said. "We’re pleased to continue serving our guests in this brand-new location, easily among the most beautiful furniture and mattress galleries in the entire region.”
 
This store will employ 30 people, and the Reynoldsburg location will employ 12