MOUNT MORRIS – After additional than 100 several years in small business, Mount Morris Home furniture at 27 North Main St., shut its doorways Aug. 13 and was marketed to Harding’s, a furnishings, flooring and mattress seller primarily based in Attica.
“It is a bittersweet day,” mentioned Typical Supervisor Cheri Swarts. “I have been in this article with Mount Morris Home furniture for 31 many years and could not have questioned for a far better organization to function for.”
Mount Morris Home furnishings was owned by Jim and Mary Margaret Stallone and Ann Bozzette. Though they could not be arrived at for comment by push time, a indication on the store’s front door Monday mentioned the rationale why they closed was because the house owners desired to retire.
In a Fb publish, the house owners thanked the neighborhood for its assist and explained they were being “pleased to be providing our business enterprise to one more spouse and children owned furniture retail store that shares the very same organization values and consumer company that we have prided ourselves on in the course of the several years.”
Harding’s is owned by Mike Harding and associates of his family members. Speaking Monday, Harding claimed they’ve been seeking for a next locale and believed Mount Morris would make for a very good in good shape.
“It is a respectable distance away from our flagship retail outlet in Attica but not much ample absent that we can not control it,” stated Harding.
The Harding family’s initially shop opened in 1973 thanks to Harding’s mom and father, Sally and Gordon. It was then handed on to Harding and his siblings, Ted and Debbie.
A further technology was labored into the blend when Luke, Ted’s son, made a decision he wanted to be a component of the business.
Now, they are all co-entrepreneurs.
“The thing we strategy on performing is a bunch of reworking and do a minor much more of a assortment,” claimed Harding. “We are heading to cater to far more of the unique finishes of the spectrum, as considerably as pricing than they experienced in the past. We will have some thing for everybody.”
The Mount Morris site is just about two times the dimensions of the Attica locale, letting for added solutions, including a mattress gallery. The Attica location is 10,000 square toes the Mount Morris shop is 18,000 sq. toes.
The product or service lines amongst the two merchants are identical, the Harding family members claimed in a information launch, however they do prepare to insert Flexsteel, Restonic, and some Ashley household furniture to the product blend.
The new place will permit for a lot more items to be demonstrated and the generation of a mattress gallery with an intensive line of mattresses, the launch reported.
Harding’s also bought Mount Morris Furniture’s 10,000 sq. foot warehouse. The warehouse order, the Hardings said, places them in an superb spot that will allow them to stock more objects which are very important throughout a time when it is using lengthier than typical for item to appear in.
More than the up coming two weeks, Harding said his workers will be cleansing and carrying out some updates to the retail store with a reopening and retirement sale set for Aug. 30.
All of the employees who formerly worked at Mount Morris Furnishings will stay on at the new retail outlet, mentioned Harding.
“They are all excited about it, as significantly as I can see,” stated Harding. “They comprehend that they (earlier proprietors) were being completely ready to retire and that there is another person out there with fresh concepts.”
Harding’s will assume all of Mount Morris Furniture’s open up orders and will satisfy the deliveries and services concerns that are pending.
And when the keep will be below new ownership and provide new traces of merchandise to buyers, Harding explained there’s a single aspect of the retail outlet will not be modifying any time quickly – at least not too significantly.
“We are going the keep the ‘Mount Morris Furniture’ identify in excess of there just due to the fact of the heritage and we are just heading to slap ‘Harding’s’ in entrance of it,” he explained.