After 114 Years, Furniture Store Goes Out of Business

By KBJR News 1

December 26, 2012 Updated Dec 26, 2012 at 11:22 PM CDT

Superior, WI (NNCNOW.com) - Lurye's Furniture and Carpet first opened in 1898.

One hundred and fourteen years later the Superior store is going out of business.

Harold and Anne Grossman are retiring after 43 years of owning the furniture store.

However they are looking forward to a different part of their life.

"Many cases people stay in the industry for their entire full life where in our case we decided to move on to the next chapter," says Harold Grossman, owner of the furniture store.

Lurye's has made a name for itself over the years by developing relationships around the Northland.

They are also known for their quality of furniture, which fostered customer loyalty.

"They [customers] are very saddened by our departure, we have found that to be pretty consistent, they are sad to see us go. But fortunately they are happy to see us moving on to our next chapter in life, so it's been tough from a tear jerking sort of scenario," said Grossman.

The Grossman's are the 5th generation to own the store.

Employees say it's been a great business to work for.

"It's a great family, Harold and Anne are great to work for. They made it feel like a family to work here, they made everyone feel comfortable; we really liked working for them," said Scott Davis, the store manager.

The store is packed full of furniture and owners hope to sell out within the next six to eight weeks.

"We sold a lot off the floor, so now we are trying to get more on, bringing things over from the warehouse," said Davis.

Lurye's has extended their operating hours for the out of business sale. They are now open Monday through Friday 10 am to 8 pm, Saturday 10 am to 6 pm and Sundays from noon to 5 pm.

Posted to the web by Kati Anderson.