MyPlanet Living Center opens showroom in Chicago
CHICAGO – Mayan Metzler, Founder and CEO of German Kitchen Center, a multi-brand chain of showrooms for European-style kitchen designs in the United States, unveiled the new branch of the “MyPlanet Living Center” showroom chain The company announced.
The new site comprises 14,000 square feet in the 900 North Michigan Shops of Chicago’s “Magnificent Mile,” an upscale shopping district known for its upscale outlets.
MyPlanet Living Centers are designed as showrooms aimed at exposing homeowners and business professionals to high-end products for the kitchen and bathroom, among other areas of the home. MyPlanet, a non-profit organization focused on housing and medical support for vulnerable populations, donates the centers’ proceeds to community groups that help the needy, according to the company. Partners include the German Kitchen Center and the MyPlanet Building System, an energy efficient home building system.
Each MPLC partner within the Chicago MPLC site will operate their own space, similar to that of a permanent trade show booth, with MPLC staff available for customer service, the company said.
“MPLC showrooms serve a variety of needs currently absent from the home improvement market for customers and suppliers,” said Metzler. “More importantly, however, this is an opportunity to improve our communities as well.
“As a for-profit arm of MyPlanet, we can help rebuild communities affected by the recent pandemic, as well as communities that have seen a decline in the number of residents due to the lack of employment opportunities,” said Metzler added, noting that the company will soon also be announcing several locations in mid-sized cities.
“I hope this company will serve as a model for other companies to get involved and help revitalize our cities,” Metzler said. “We are as strong as our communities are. “