WYOMING, Mich. (WOOD) - After 67 years of selling furniture in West Michigan, Williams Furniture is going out of business.
The owners of the store cited economic pressure caused by the recent recession as the reason for closing.
The store was founded in 1946 by Jacob and Lorraine Baart and has remained in the family ever since.
The original store was located at the corner of Alger St. SE and Division Ave. It wasn’t until 1954 that the store relocated to 28th Street, just west of Division Ave.
A going-out-of business sale began Thursday morning, and everything in the store will be sold before it closes, according to a company spokesperson. Items will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis.
On the web:
GRAM Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony in front of a festive downtown crowd at Rosa Parks Circle Friday night.
Two people were taken to the hospital after one vehicle crossed the center line, causing a head-on crash in Ada Township Friday night.
Michigan authorities say at least 20 wolves have been killed in the Upper Peninsula during the state's first wolf hunt in decades.