For the last couple decades, little dots of Romeâ€™s business history have been quietly disappearing from Broad Street.
The latest on the list, Adams Furniture, is set to close by the end of July, leaving the street with fewer than five furniture retailers. Twenty years ago, there were 10 furniture stores on the street, plus several more on other downtown roads.
â€œThere was a time when this was furniture row down here, and there were a lot of family-owned operations,â€ Adams said, noting that large chain stores now make it harder for the small stores to compete. â€œWeâ€™ve been able to stay a little longer than some of the folks, and thatâ€™s just because of the loyalty of the customer base.â€
His reason for closing now, he said, has more to do with turning 65 than the competition. Read more »
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