Ryan Transforming Schaumburg Big Box Retail Store

Naperville, IL
Oct 24, 2016

Ryan Companies US, Inc. is now working on a renovation assignment to transition a former grocery store into the 10th Art Van Furniture store in the Chicago metropolitan area. Approximately 20 years ago Ryan completed the original development and construction of the retail space for a new Byerly’s grocery store on that northwest suburban Schaumburg site. 

Ryan is leading a comprehensive renovation and modernization of the 72,000-square-foot facility, located at 1293 E. Higgins Road in Schaumburg, transitioning it from a Dominick’s grocery store, which it had been since 1997. At the end of 2013 Dominick’s closed its operations in the Chicago area. The facility has been vacant since then. The new Art Van Furniture store will opening later this fall.

The scope of the renovation work encompasses comprehensive exterior and interior work, including constructing an all-new exterior façade and adding three distinctive entrance towers. 

“In construction it’s fascinating to build something from the ground up,” said Steve Hough, Project Manager, Ryan Companies US, Inc. “It may be even more exciting to bring about the transformation on an existing facility from one use to another, from one type of specialty retailer to another.”

Hough noted that additional aspects of the renovation include extensive use of porcelain floors, solid surface counters, wood paneling, decorative trim and fireplaces to create a variety of settings in keeping with an expansive furniture showroom.

The new Art Van Furniture store is located in a retail center at the intersection of Higgins and Meacham roads. Other retailers with stores within that center are Target, The Tile Shop and Starbucks.

Founded in Detroit in 1959, the family-run business operates Art Van Furniture stores in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Ohio. The Schaumburg location will be the retailer’s 10th store in the Chicagoland area, and the second store for which Ryan Companies has provided construction services.

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About Art Van Furniture 
Art Van Furniture is the Midwest's largest furniture retailer and America's largest independent furniture retailer. The company operates more than 100 stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Iowa, including freestanding Art Van PureSleep mattress stores, Art Van Flooring stores, and Art Van Furniture franchise locations, as well as a full service e-commerce website. Founded in 1959, the company is family-owned and headquartered in Warren, Michigan. Visit artvan.com for more information.

About Ryan Companies US, Inc.
Ryan Companies US, Inc. is a 3rd generation, family-owned national developer, designer, capital investment consultant, builder and real estate manager specializing in fully integrated solutions for over 75 years. Key market sectors include:  retailers, industrial, healthcare, senior living, and corporate build-to-suit; and product experience includes work on office, retail, mixed use, hospitality, multi-housing, industrial, medical office building, senior living, distribution center, public sector, and mission critical facilities.  Ryan serves customers throughout the United States with offices in the North, Midwest, Great Lakes, SouthEast, SouthCentral, SouthWest and West regions. Ryan was named the 2007 National Developer of the Year by NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association.  For more information, visit www.ryancompanies.com.