Originally established in New Jersey 20 years ago, Atlantic City Dinettes and Barstools relocated from Mays Landing to Northfield in 2009. “We carry a full line of furniture,” says Joseph Czyzewicz, who co-owns the store with his brother, Russell Schanker. “But we focus on dining furniture - formal and casual – for both commercial businesses and residential. We also carry a line of pub tables, bars, and dining hutches.”
“We have the largest selection of dining and barstools on the East Coast –including Amish and American furniture,” says Czyzewicz. “We carry over 120 different manufacturers and over 100,000 selections of brands - and that’s not including the custom orders." If customers don’t see what they’re looking for the owners have no problem with custom orders.
“You can choose any shape, size, finish, fabric, style, and price range,” Czyzewicz says. “We want people to walk out happy and get what they want. It’s not just about the sale – it’s about making people happy.”
Past commercial customers include various Atlantic City casinos, many local restaurants - such as the Tuckahoe Inn and Luke Palladino’s - as well as various local bars and nightclubs. Besides offering a full line of retail furniture, the store also provides re-upholstering, interior design, and complimentary consultation services.
"We pride ourselves that we are a family business and take care of our local customers – a lot of our customers become our friends,” Czyzewicz says. The store was also proactive in assisting the community with regard to victims of Hurricane Sandy’s wrath, offering special discount s for anyone affected by the storm.
Whether you’re looking to furnish an entire house or just want to add a whimsical touch to your existing decor, Atlantic City Barstool Brothers Furniture & Design is prepared to meet your needs.
Don’t let the name fool you, nor the showroom filled with rows and rows of bar and counter stools in every conceivable style and color. Brother owners Joe Czyzewicz and Russell Schanker can outfit any room.
The brothers have been furnishing South Jersey homes and businesses for more than twenty-five years, and they keep expanding their offerings. A recent move to the current location in the Tilton Shopping Center in Northfield, next to the Tilton 9 theater, gives them triple the display space of their previous store.
The brothers focus on American-made furniture, Czyzewicz says. They deal with more than two hundred manufacturers, including twenty Amish companies. They have styles to suit just about any taste or budget. They promise a personalized shopping experience.
“Our main thing is that we always say ‘yes’ to our customers,” Czyzewicz said. “If we can’t find it, we’ll make it.”
The brothers split their duties according to their expertise. Czyzewicz, who has a background in design, helps customers choose their decor. Schanker, who was trained in architecture, builds the custom-ordered pieces.
The Barstool Brothers also believe in giving back to the community, Czyzewicz said. They donate pieces to local charities to auction off as fund-raisers and sponsor area youth sports teams.
If you’re not in the market for furniture, it’s still worthwhile to pay a visit to the Atlantic City Barstool Brothers. Art hanging on the walls – ranging from kitschy wooden placards to nice prints – is available for purchase.
Art deco statues, most with a 1930s theme, are offered for sale separately from the tables they are perched on. Many, such as a woman being dragged by her dog on a walk, are sure to attract attention on your own coffee table.
Some of the most popular items are the faux edibles, looking so realistic that a shopper is tempted to reach into the bowl for a bite or pick up the glass for a sip. Cocktails, bowls of popcorn or pretzels, a carton of shrimp lo mein, and plenty of others can become conversation pieces in any home.
“We’re constantly reinventing ourselves to fit the community’s needs,” Czyzewicz said."