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Nebraska Preps For Dallas Opening

The Colony, Texas — Nebraska Furniture Mart (NFM) is making final preparations for the formal opening this spring of its third and largest mega-emporium, here.

According to the local Dallas Morning News, the retailer is still conducting run-throughs at the 1.9 million-square-foot showroom, office and warehouse complex, located in this Dallas suburb, and this week invited friends and family of employees to shop there.

The majap, CE and home-furnishings dealer is also holding private shopping events for a limited number of guests at the 560,000-square-foot showroom, the newspaper reported.

“We’re getting the bride ready for the alter, as they say, so were doing a series of private events to ensure we are ready … before we grand open,” a company spokesperson told the publication.

A formal opening date has not been announced, although Grandscape, the 400-acre retail, dining and entertainment complex that NFM anchors and owns, was scheduled to open this week.

The chain said its megastore will carry over 100,000 SKUs and will be the largest-volume home-furnishings store in North America.

A two-time winner of TWICE’s Excellence in Retailing Awards and a longtime member of the NATM Buying Corp., NFM also operates stadium-sized stores in Omaha, Neb., and Kansas City, Kan.

The business was founded with $500 by Rose Blumkin in the basement of her husband’s Omaha pawn shop in 1937. It became one of the nation’s largest furniture, bedding, CE, majap and flooring retailers by offering an expansive assortment at competitive prices, and adhering to Blumkin’s dictate to “Sell cheap and tell the truth.”

Billionaire investor Warren Buffet acquired a majority stake in the business in 1983.