New south Rochester furniture store hopes to open in August
Schneiderman’s Furniture is targeting an August opening for its new Rochester location, which will be the fourth furniture store to open in the Med City this summer.
The well-known Minnesota furniture retailer is making its first foray into southeast Minnesota by renovating a 30,991-square-foot store at 4540 Maine Ave. S.E. That's the former Best Buy store, which closed in 2012.
Larry Scheiderman says the project is moving along and they hope to be able to open the doors in August, possibly as soon as the first week of that month. Some hiring has already been done for the new store, but he says more people are still needed. Schneiderman's plans to have 20 people staffing the store.
Schneiderman’s is a third generation, family-owned business with four stores in the Twin Cities and one in Duluth. It was founded by Larry Schneiderman's parents, and now his son, Jason Schneiderman, is the president of the company.
The spike in Destination Medical Center-driven attention has spurred more than just Schneiderman's to try to furnish the rapidly growing Rochester.
Three other new furniture stores – Furniture Superstore Factory Outlet, Deutsch Furniture Haus and Hershberger's Furniture – have also opened this summer.