Chesnick Furniture Co. to host grand opening for appliance gallery

Dec. 3, 2012 at 6:03 a.m.
Updated Dec. 4, 2012 at 6:04 a.m.

After a 15-year absence, appliances are back at Chesnick Furniture Co.

On Wednesday, the store plans to celebrate.

Chesnick will host an in-store grand opening event for its Whirlpool Appliance Gallery at 116 W. Juan Linn St., said Bobby Leon, the store's owner. The event, which spans from 5 to 9 p.m., includes giveaways, special markdowns and refreshments.

The public is invited to attend.

Although Chesnick sold appliances in the past, Leon said the company got out of the business due to competition from home improvement stores. That decision changed recently with help from Mega Group USA, a furniture buying group working to get appliances back in furniture stores.

Chesnick joined Mega Group six years ago and is the group's second store nationwide to open an appliance gallery, Leon said. The first gallery opened in Alabama.

He said he hoped to fill the void in the Crossroads for Whirlpool products and to add a bit more to downtown Victoria.

"We thought this would give us just a little more," he said, noting the gallery includes Amana, KitchenAid, Maytag and Whirlpool appliances. "More retail options. We're excited."

The center will offer trained salespeople and a Victoria service technician, Leon said.



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