Local retailer Selden’s Home Furnishings is building a new a 65,000 square-foot direct-sales store and warehouse servicing center in Fife.
Bassett Furniture Direct is scheduled to open this fall next to existing Thomasville and Selden’s Home Furnishing locations.
The Bassett product line will be presented in 25,000 square feet of showroom arranged in accessorized room settings.
The 40,000-square-foot service center also will also be located in this new building. All three Selden’s retail stores will be serviced through the new warehouse.
The expansion will increase Selden’s staff level 100 team, according to President and General Manager Scott Selden. The current staff numbers 80.
The new Fife store will be part of a nationwide network of Bassett outlets. Bassett Furniture Industries Inc. is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and marketers of home furnishings.
Its products are sold in more than 33 countries through a variety of types of outlets, including Bassett Furniture Direct, major department stores and regional and upscale stores.
The company operates 14 factories in four states and employs 5,000 people nationwide.