KINGSPORT, Tenn. – Zak’s Fine Furniture announced today it will open a store in Kingsport.
Zak’s Attic Discount Furniture Outlet will be located in the former Goody’s clothing store in the Green Acres Shopping Center on Eastman Road.
The Kingsport Chamber of Commerce will host a grand opening ceremony Friday, August 31 at 11 a.m.
A $1 million investment, the new 30,000 square-foot store will offer brand name furniture and bedding at discount prices. The store will employ 20 people.
“We are very excited to have this opportunity to expand in Kingsport,” said Scott Bowman, Zak’s Fine Furniture CEO. “Zak’s has always had a large customer base in Kingsport and we have always valued the confidence and trust that Kingsport has given us over the years. I felt Kingsport’s consistent growth as well as its emphasis on maintaining a very high standard of community involvement and quality of life meshed perfectly with Zak’s philosophy of operating a business while focusing on family values. We could think of no better place than Kingsport to start a whole new concept in furniture shopping in the Tri-Cities area.”
“We welcome Zak’s to Kingsport and greatly appreciate their investment in our community,” said Miles Burdine, Kingsport Chamber of Commerce president and CEO. “This is exciting news for the Green Acres Shopping Center and we expect additional development will occur at that location. We know Zak’s will be very successful in Kingsport.”
Zak’s Attic Discount Furniture Outlet will feature manufacturer close-outs and discontinued items, floor model samples, factory direct volume purchasing and manufacturer overstock items, offering savings of 30 to 60 percent on furniture and mattress sets.
“I would like to stress it is not a promotional furniture store,” Bowman commented. “In other words, we aren’t selling cheap furniture for cheap prices. We are selling quality furniture from brands that most people have come to know and trust at promotional furniture pricing.”
Zak’s Attic Discount Furniture Outlet is more of a warehouse and clearance center type concept than a full service furniture store like the main store.
“This location will differ from our main store in several ways,” Bowman added. “Zak’s Attic does not offer special orders or custom orders like our main store. All items in Zak’s Attic will come with a manufacturer’s warranty, which is usually one year, but does not come with an added Zak’s warranty like our main store. By doing these things, Zak’s Attic will be able to offer the lowest pricing on furniture and bedding that can be found anywhere in the Southeast region.”
“We’ve known for some time that furniture and home furnishings represent a substantial retail opportunity in Kingsport,” said Jeff Fleming, Kingsport assistant city manager for development. “Our research shows that we only capture 60 percent of our market potential in that category, so our staff has been working for some time to bring attention to that opportunity.”
“This is a big win for Green Acres Shopping Center to be sure,” said Kathy Jones with Fletcher Bright Company, the leasing representative for Green Acres Shopping Center. “We have been working with Zak’s since around the first of the year and we are thrilled they will be joining us as tenants at Green Acres.”
Zak’s Attic Discount Furniture Outlet will be open Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Zak’s Fine Furniture was represented locally by Bobby Mills of Green Commercial Real Estate.
Zak’s Fine Furniture
Locally owned and operated for more than 40 years, Zak’s Fine Furniture features a great selection of furniture from quality name-brands you know and trust – including living room furniture by Broyhill and Lexington Home Brands, as well as sofas, recliners, and sectionals by Corinthian. Zak’s also carries reclining sofas, love seats, and chairs by Flexsteel. Round out your home with Aspenhome home office furniture.
Zak’s Fine Furniture also carries a wide selection of dining room furniture, including table and chair sets by Hooker as well as china cabinets, sideboards and more. Zak’s also offers a great selection of bedroom furniture from Vaughan Bassett, Legacy Classic, and Lea. Round out your bedroom with mattresses from Tempur-Pedic, Sealy, Restonic and Jamison.
Kingsport Chamber of Commerce
The Kingsport Chamber of Commerce is a private, non-profit business organization comprised of nearly 1,000 members. The Kingsport Chamber’s mission is to utilize resources and focus efforts on enhancing a strong and viable business environment for the Kingsport area.
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