Lincoln Park’s Roy’s Furniture back up and running after disastrous fire

Roys FurnitureLincoln Park’s Roy’s Furniture, known for its affordable prices, has now reopened on 2455 N. Sheffield after being all but destroyed by a rapid fire in May of 2012.

Although the original building had to be leveled, in its place they built a beautiful new showroom with high ceilings, an all-glass storefront, and raw finishes, Chicago Magazine reports. The new space is more modern, but Roy’s hasn’t strayed from its original style.

At Roy’s you can get a sofa, a dining table, or a bed for under $1,000. For apartment and condo dwellers living in Lincoln Park, the shop is a great alternative to big box furniture stores.

The cause of the fire is thought to be from a cracked glass pipe. After spending decades on Sheffield Street, Roy’s was completely destroyed from the inside out. However, soon after, the owners got to work rebuilding the shop.

It’s very emotional for us. It’s been a very long year-and-a-half,” said general manager Stacy Flood, CBS News reports. “The support from the community, and our customers, has been amazing; and so we were so excited to reopen, and show them what we’ve done with the place.”

The new store continues to complement the neighborhood of Lincoln Park.

“We did try to keep some of the original charm of the old building,” Flood said. “Lots of windows, lots of sunlight makes the furniture look amazing.”

“The people in this neighborhood know us, and they’ve known our family for a long time, and they’ve really become a part of it,” Flood said. “We love it.”

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