Scott Shuptrine unveils plans to open new Novi gallery and standalone Grosse Pointe store


Warren — More than a year and half after making its return to Metro Detroit, high-end furniture retailer Scott Shuptrine Interiors is expanding.

Scott Shuptrine Interiors, a division of Art Van Furniture, announced Tuesday that it will open a special design lab inside its Art Van store in Novi later this month. It will also open a standalone gallery on Kercheval in Grosse Pointe in March.

“There is growing demand for high-end home furnishings,” said Jeanette McNamara, director of Scott Shuptrine Interiors, in a news release. “Since we opened our flagship gallery in Royal Oak, as well as our Grand Rapids and Petoskey showrooms inside Art Van Furniture, we have been encouraged by our valued guests to bring our exclusive luxury brands and personalized shopping experience to more communities.”

The new locations mark the latest chapter for Scott Shuptrine, which was founded in 1927 and bought by Art Van in 1987. It once had three freestanding stores in the 1980s that were shut down for economic reasons in 2002. Art Van revived the brand with a store-within-a-store concept in 2010.

It opened its flagship freestanding Royal Oak gallery in March 2013.

“For the past year, Scott Shuptrine Interiors has brought an exclusive, premium level of home furnishings and service to Michigan, making world-renowned interior design accessible for today’s discerning decor enthusiast,” Art Van Elslander, founder and chairman of Art Van Furniture, said in a statement Tuesday. “With Michigan’s economy improving, we’re delighted to open two new locations on both the east and west side of Metro Detroit.”

The new design lab in Novi, which will open on Oct. 24, will feature several brands, including collections by Hooker Furniture, Bernhardt Interiors, Century Furniture, American Drew, Highland House and Vanguard Furniture. McNamara says they’ll expand that space in March to create a full 5,000-square-foot gallery.

The standalone gallery in Grosse Pointe will be located in a 7,600-square-foot location that once housed Borders Books and Jacobson’s Home Store. McNamara says they plan to hire four interior designers for that location.

Grosse Pointe “is where Scott Shuptrine originated,” McNamara says. “Our first store was there — and we’re just going back to our roots.”

Next year, Scott Shuptrine will open its first location outside Michigan, with a gallery at Downers Grove outside Chicago. It’s scheduled to open Memorial Day weekend.

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