Sunday, October 08, 2006

Storehouse Closing Its Doors

When I was a kid, I remember going with my parents to Storehouse and shopping for contemporary home furnishings to the strains of Eumir Deodato's version of "Also Sprach Zarathurstra (Theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey)."

Storehouse opened its first location in Atlanta in 1969. During the Seventies, the company was known for sharp design at accessible prices. As their prime demographic aged, they became more upscale, but it remained a good place to buy furniture.

Sadly, 2006 will be the end of the line for Storehouse. The company began a court-ordered liquidation of its nearly 70 stores on Friday, including the one here in Austin on Burnet Road.

The good news is that you might be able to pick up a nice piece of furniture for a deep discount as the closing date draws near. Right now everything in the store is 15-30% off.

1 comment:

Rantor said...

That's truly the passing of an era. Scarbrough's actually had a little furniture department in the downtown store with some first-apartment things and there was Storehouse. Everything else was junk or Louis (pro-Joe) Shanks. The furniture here is still bricks, boards, folding tables, director's chairs, stacking plastic lawn chairs, and the like, except for a Parsons dining table and six Prague cane chairs. They will never wear out, they are the only real furniture here, and they are still beautiful. Thank you, Storehouse. Sorry to see you go.