From the Detroit Radio Advertising Group:
Detroit Radio Advertising Group member stations paused for a moment of silence at 9 a.m. on February 14 to honor and remember a great friend.
On Monday, Art Van Furniture founder, Art Van Elslander passed away at the age of 87.
With the help of Detroit Radio, Art Van Elslander grew his company from a single store opened in 1959 on Gratiot to one of the country’s largest independent furniture retailers with more than 100 stores in five states, 3,500 employees, and $1 billion in revenue.
Art was a great businessman but also an unforgettably kind man that impacted the lives of countless people.
God bless the Van Elslander family and may you rest in peace, Art Van Elslander.