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Chester Furniture out of business after 37 years: Patrons sad

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Chester — Since 1985, Chester Furniture has closed its doors forever. Patrons are wondering where to buy furniture in the future.

The store directly across from Auto Zone has two owners, Mark Beard and Gary Wright.

On Sunday, a “notice of closure” was made on Facebook. Patrons are invited to purchase the final stock, saying, “Everything must go. No reasonable offer will be rejected.”

As I drove into the parking lot, furniture flew out of the door. Well, muscle power carries it to a truck bed or trailer.

“We have been doing business with this wonderful company for many years. They provide quality furniture and excellent customer service,” said Laurel Rosenberger of Chester. “There were 20 people in line ahead of us before we opened the door this morning.”

Ray and Laurel Rosenberger of Chester cover a sofa purchased at the Chester Furniture Store on behalf of Laurel's mother Ethel Blaha of Enon.

Customers scattered around the showroom looking for something before someone else scooped it up. There is

I found Kimberly Lewis, the owner of Suit Up Poker, whom I wrote about years ago. She was quick to share her feelings about the closure of her family-run business.