Mayor Francis G. Slay will present the Mayor's Spirit of St. Louis Award to Warehouse of Fixtures "The Next Generation," a full-service office furniture dealership, at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26.
After 60 years in business at 3720 Laclede Ave., the family of company founder Arnold Singer family closed the company in 2002 to make way for loft apartments for St. Louis University students, but grandson David Singer continued to sell the remaining office furniture as a summer job. By customer demand, David re-opened the company in 2004 as Warehouse of Fixtures TNG, with his mother Joanne Singer as co-owner and longtime friend Daniel Lohman as CEO.
Committed to maintaining a strong presence in the City, Warehouse of Fixtures TNG recently relocated to 2720 Market St., improving its retail location and doubling its warehouse/showroom size to 56,000 square feet. Warehouse of Fixtures TNG currently has 11 employees and will add 10 new jobs over the next few years.
The Mayor's Spirit of St. Louis Award recognizes businesses that make major expansions or improvements to their existing locations, open or relocate to the City, and certain major City projects. The Spirit Award program is administered by the St. Louis Development Corporation (SLDC), the economic development agency for the City of St. Louis.