HARKER HEIGHTS — Rooms To Go, a furniture chain with stores across the country, is coming to Harker Heights, the city announced Monday.
The city issued a building permit for the 38,000-square-foot store at the end of January, Planning and Development Director Fred Morris said. The building will be located on a four-acre lot at the corner of East Central Texas Expressway and Helm’s Way, just east of IHOP and north of Carl Levin Park.
Rooms To Go will be the second large furniture store to make its home in Heights, with Furniture Row located across the highway on West Central Texas Expressway. Morris said the new construction reflects the economic health of the area.
“Rooms To Go locating in Harker Heights further demonstrates the strong regional economy,” he said.
Dirt work has already begun at the site, but city officials were unaware of a projected completion date for the store.
Attempts made Monday by the Killeen Daily Herald to reach the Rooms To Go corporate office for comment were unsuccessful.
City Manager Steve Carpenter said he expects the city’s sales tax coffers to benefit from the new store, since Furniture Row had a “significant impact” in that area.
“I think it honestly will help,” Carpenter said. “It will bring people in, and hopefully, they’ll shop at other places while they’re here.”