Furniture store in Wyoming county to close

Ken Mar Home Furnishings in business 57 years

MESHOPPEN, WYOMING COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - After more than a half century in business, a family-run furniture store in Wyoming County will soon close its doors for the final time.

The brothers that currently own Ken Mar Home Furnishings have decided to retire.

Banners that announce the closure now hang outside the business on Route Six in the Meshoppen area.

Brooks Price and his brother Ken are co-owners of the business and after 57 years they say it is time to retire.

"We've been here a long time and enjoyed what we've done but you get older and I don't have any kids around here now to take this business over. They live elsewhere," co-owner Brooks Price said.

For many in Wyoming County, Ken Mar Home Furnishings is the place where families have gone to buy beds and pick out dining room furniture.

Sierra Weaver of Wyalusing stopped by with her children Monday looking for a new couch.

When Ken Mar closes, she will either have to drive down to Dickson City or go up into New York State.

"In order to get these kinds of needs met, we have to drive a lot farther and not a lot of places will deliver locally to us!" Weaver said.

Customers say they're sad Ken Mar is closing because its employees took pride in helping shoppers.

"I'm all for staying smaller," Dave Glemboski of Lathrop Township said. "It helps knit the community together. You don't have that growth effect that larger corporations tend to lay out."

As of right now, there is no firm closing date but owners say they expect the doors to close for the final time sometime before Thanksgiving.

Brooks Price says his father started the family business in 1960.

While they bounced back after the Agnes Flood in 1972, times have changed and Price says his customers are the one thing he will miss the most.

"Over the years we've seen some of these families many times and have enjoyed having them in here," Price said.

Ken Mar Home Furnishings is currently having a sale to get rid of all of its merchandise.

Some of the discounts go up to 65-percent off.

 


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