Roy's Furniture plans to rebuild at its Lincoln Park site

August 23, 2012|Leonor Vivanco, @lvivanco | RedEye

Roy’s Furniture broke ground last week on a new building in the same spot where a fire destroyed the Lincoln Park storefront.

The furniture store opened at 2455 N. Sheffield Ave. in 1981 and burned down in May.

“There’s a lot of history in the building that burnt down. We’re all excited. We’ve seen the drawings and know it’ll be new and better and we’re excited to get back over there,” said general manager Stacey Flood, Roy’s niece.

The family-run company hired a contractor, whose father erected the original building, to build the new location with plenty of windows.

“People will be able to walk by and see the showroom when they walk down the street,” she said.

They hope to be up and running by Thanksgiving and plan to have a big grand reopening celebration in the neighborhood.

In the meantime, the business has been operating out of its warehouse at 2315 W. 27th St. in  Pilsen, using it as its temporary showroom.

“Our customers have followed us, and that’s been great,” Flood said.

lvivanco@tribune.com

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