New Distribution Center Marks Bob’s Move Into Midwest

Bob’s Discount Furniture has leased a 751,966 square-foot warehouse and distribution building in Shorewood, IL, it has announced. The company acquired the facility in preparation for an expansion of its retail furniture business in the Chicago area.

The retailer will take possession of the newly constructed state-of-the-art distribution center at the Heartland Corporate Center, located about 40 miles southwest of Chicago’s central business district, in April.

The acquisition of the new DC facility marks the company’s first move into the Midwest, noted the company.

“We’re delighted to secure this much first-class commercial space in such a desirable location,” Bob Kaufman, Bob’s president emeritus and co-founder, said in announcing the DC initiative.