Art Van Furniture has announced that it will be closing all of its stores, including locations in Flint and Burton.

Liquidation sales are scheduled to begin on Friday, March 6th.

A company spokesman cites a changing retail landscape as the reason for the company's demise.

"Despite our best efforts to remain open, the Company's brands and operating performance have been hit hard by a challenging retail environment," said Diane Charles, Art Van Furniture spokesperson. "We recognize the extraordinary retail, community and philanthropic legacies that Art Van Furniture has built for decades in the community."

The press release goes on to thank Art Van customers and employees for their past support.

"On behalf of the company we want to offer our sincere appreciation to our employees for their dedication, commitment and hard work. We also want to extend our gratitude to the many customers, vendors, franchisees, charities and communities who have supported these retailers," Charles said.

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