Above and Beyond relocates


by: Photo by Billy Gates - The new location of Above and Beyond Home Furnishings and Design Center is along Highway 97.

After moving to a location on Fifth Street in Madras four years ago, Above and Beyond Home Furnishings and Design Center has packed up and headed south, but not very far.
   The business moved to the former Parr Lumber location, 1435 S.W. Highway 97, and has been open for a little more than a week, owner Joy Stephens, said.
   Stephens said the main reason for the move was, like the last one, to have more space to showcase their expanded flooring and sleep systems.
   The business now has more than 9,000 square feet of showroom.
   "It's a better building for our customers," Stephens said.
   In fact, the business just celebrated its fifth year of serving Madras and the surrounding communities, something Stephens is very proud of.
   "We want to give a Bend-qaulity product to the people here," Stephens said. "We have more than what people might think."
   One of the new additions to the business are a pair of cars on display.
   A 1918 Oldsmobile and a 1928 Pontiac are parked in the building, giving customers "something a little different" to enjoy, Stephens said.
   A grand re-opening date has yet to be set.
   "This is the right move for us. We want to ensure our future in Madras," Stephens said.