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Dear Wolf Furniture Customers,

Due to the unprecedented circumstances related to COVID-19 and the resulting, and sudden, negative economic impact, consistent with guidance issued by federal, state and local public health authorities we have made the difficult decision to suspend all sales operations in all of our stores, effective immediately.

With the continued concerns related to COVID-19 and the loss of personnel, we are unable to keep the Bellwood, PA warehouse or the stores open for Customer Pick Up (CPU) at this time. We will provide further updates to WolfFurniture.com website once we have them.

We know customers will have questions regarding customer service policies and many other important topics. Our operational teams are working diligently to finalize and document those details, and we will communicate them to you as soon as possible. We ask for your patience.

We would like to extend our sincere empathy for the extraordinary hardship so many of our customers, employees and communities are facing. Unfortunately, a confluence of factors has left us with no alternative at this time but to take this action and notify you in as orderly way as we possibly can.

We thank you for your patronage and hope you and your families stay safe and well during this challenging time.

Important Update

Effective April 7, 2020, the Chapter 11 cases of Art Van Furniture, LLC and related companies (the “Art Van Debtors”) were converted to cases under Chapter 7 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. Alfred T. Giuliano has been appointed as the Chapter 7 Trustee (the “Trustee”), and Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP is his [proposed] counsel.

What happened?
When the Art Van Debtors filed their chapter 11 cases on March 8, 2020 (the “Petition Date”), they intended to close a majority of their stores, liquidate their inventory through store closing sales (the “GOB Sales”), sell certain of their Wolf stores as going concerns (the “Going Concern Sale”), pay down their secured debt and wind up their operations. Within a few days after the bankruptcy was filed, COVID-19 became a pandemic, and President Trump declared a national emergency in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. In less than a month, the governors of every state in which the Art Van Debtors operated had ordered citizens to shelter-in-place and closed non-essential businesses. This necessitated the closing of all of the Art Van Debtors’ locations until such time as the shelter-in-place orders are lifted. As a result, the Art Van Debtors were unable to continue in a Chapter 11 reorganization and their cases converted to liquidation cases under Chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code on April 7, 2020. Alfred T. Giuliano was appointed the Chapter 7 Trustee.
What happens next?
It is the Trustee’s job to collect the Art Van Debtors’ assets, sell them and pay creditors’ claims in accordance with the priorities set forth in the United States Bankruptcy Code. While it is still early in the process, and the COVID-19 pandemic has required that the stores stop operating, the Trustee anticipates that once the shelter-in-place orders are lifted, he will continue to liquidate the Art Van Debtors’ inventory through GOB Sales. At present, the Trustee cannot state definitively if and when this will occur. The timing of the GOB sales will depend on, among other things, when the stay-at-home orders are lifted in the cities, states and counties in which the stores are located, the ability of the Trustee to staff the GOB Sales given that the Art Van Debtors terminated all of their employees permanently on or about March 20-23, the location and accessibility of the inventory and simply the uncertainties surrounding the conducting of business in post-Covid-19 America. Please check back here for more information as the process unfolds.

Consumer Questions

What if I paid for merchandise and did not receive it?
If you used a credit card to pay for merchandise that you did not receive, you should contact your credit card company to request a credit. If you paid for merchandise that you have not received by cash, check or debit card, you will need to file a proof of claim by the Claims Bar Date in accordance with the instructions below.
What if I have a gift card with an unused balance?
If you have a gift card with an unused balance, you will need to file a proof of claim by the Claims Bar Date in accordance with the instructions below.
Will consumer warranties be honored?
The Art Van Debtors have ceased operating and will be unable to honor any warranties. Consumers who think the Art Van Debtors owe them money related to a warranty should file a proof of claim by the Claims Bar Date in accordance with the instructions set forth below.
How to file a Proof of Claim

If you believe that any of the Debtors owe you money, the Trustee urges you to file a proof of claim form with the clerk of the Bankruptcy Court. You can file a claim electronically by going to the following link ecf.deb.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/autoFilingClaims.pl and entering the case number for the applicable Art Van Debtor. Case names and corresponding case numbers are listed below.

If you elect not to electronically file your claim, a claim form (B 410) can be obtained from www.uscourts.gov/forms/bankruptcy-forms/proof-claim-0

Submit the completed form to:
United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware
Attn: Claims
824 Market Street, 3rd Floor
Wilmington, Delaware 19801

If you already filed a proof of claim form in the Chapter 11 cases, you do not need to file another one in the Chapter 7.

When do I need to file my proof of claim?
Proofs of claim must be filed no later than 70 days after the conversion of the case to chapter 7 or June 16, 2020 (the “Claims Bar Date”). If you do not file a proof of claim by the Claims Bar Date, you will be forever barred from recovering any money from the Art Van Debtors. While the Trustee strongly urges you to file a proof of claim if you believe the Art Van Debtors owe you money, at this time, the Trustee cannot predict whether there will be any funds available to make any distribution on those claims.
What is the Trustee’s contact information?

Chapter 7 Trustee

Alfred T. Giuliano
Giuliano Miller & Company, LLC
atgiuliano@giulianomiller.com

Please direct inquiries to:

Donna Dileo
ddileo@giulianomiller.com
Sonia Shah
sshah@giulianomiller.com

Counsel to Chapter 7 Trustee

Brad Sandler
Colin Robinson
Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP
919 North Market Street
17th Floor
Wilmington, DE 19801
T: 310.203.3109
F: 302.652.4400
bsandler@pszjlaw.com
crobinson@pszjlaw.com

What is the Bankruptcy Court’s contact information?
United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware
824 North Market Street, 3rd Floor
Wilmington, Delaware 19801
302-252-2900
www.deb.uscourts.gov
What are the bankruptcy case names and bankruptcy case numbers?
Art Van Furniture, LLC, Case No. 20-10553
AVF Holding Company, Inc., Case No. 20-10554
AVCE, LLC, Case No. 20-10555
AVF Holdings I, LLC, Case No. 20-10556
AVF Holdings II, LLC, Case No. 20-10557
AVF Parent, LLC, Case No. 20-10558
Levin Parent, LLC, Case No. 20-10559
Art Van Furniture of Canada, LLC, Case No. 20-10560
AV Pure Sleep Franchising, LLC, Case No. 20-10561
AVF Franchising, LLC, Case No. 20-10562
LF Trucking, Inc., Case No. 20-10563
Sam Levin, Inc., Case No. 20-10564
Comfort Mattress, LLC, Case No. 20-10565