American Freight opening in Washington

Staff Writer
Chillicothe Times-Bulletin

Discount furniture chain American Freight Furniture and Mattress will open its third Illinois location on Friday at 1503 Washington Road in Washington. The Peoria-area store is American Freight’s 92nd warehouse will bring ten new jobs to the local economy. Illinois customers currently have access to two other American Freight locations in Champaign and Decatur.

American Freight is a discount furniture warehouse that is open to the public. They specialize in furniture received directly from the manufacturer through factory closeouts, dealer cancellations, wholesale liquidations, and retail chain buyouts. Eliminating the middleman in this way, as well as using warehouses instead of fancy showrooms, allows the company to pass huge savings directly to the customer.

Each American Freight Furniture store offers a wide variety of house and name brands, including Simmons, Serta, and Stewart and Hamilton.

“Opening a new store in the Peoria area is a great opportunity for us,” said Kelly Warren, spokesperson for American Freight. “We have only recently moved into Illinois with our stores in Decatur and Champaign, but the response has been overwhelming. Adding another location lets us more easily meet the demand of the area. Consumers are looking for a place to get the furniture and mattresses they need at a price they can work with, and we can offer that to them."

The new American Freight Furniture and Mattress store in Washington will be open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 pm. Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday.

Customers will be able to choose from a variety of home furnishings, such as living room furniture packages, bedroom furniture packages, dinettes, mattress sets, recliners, futons, occasional tables, entertainment centers, children’s furniture, and more, all at a discount price.

American Freight customers can also take advantage of a 100 percent approved free layaway program, as well as same-day delivery options for in-stock items.

To learn more about discount furniture store American Freight, visit