Pittsburgh Furniture Stores
The landscape of Furniture Stores in Pittsburgh. is changing.
ONE WEEK after the article below appeared in the Pittsburgh Business Time.
“DFW Furniture expanding in the Pitsburgh area…After a successful foray into the Washington PA area, Columbus-based DFWFurniture is expanding further into the market with the opening of two more stores in Wexford PA and Pleasant Hills PA with plans to open three to six more Furniture Stores in the Pittsburgh area. Charles Kidder, president and CEO of the 12-store furniture retailer, said the expansion into the Pittsburgh area is part of a larger plan to establish the retailer as a regional player, building upon established growth in eastern Ohio and West Virginia…………”
The Pittsburgh community was shocked to learn that the 13 store furniture chain Roomful Express was GOING OUT OF BUSINESS. The Roomful chain is closing its all of its furniture stores in Ohio and PA.
According to WPXI …Customers with pending orders or layaways from Roomful are advised to contact the store immediately. Some Roomful consumers have been told that their original lay aways are no longer available and have been given the opportunity to reselect from existing floor model inventory of accept refunds that are a fraction of their original deposits.
The employees and management of DFW express their sympathies to the many hard working employees that are losing their jobs this holiday season. We hope that as DFW Furniture grows in the Pittsburgh area we can find a home for many of the hard working store associates that have built a “personal relationship” to the local community over the last decade.
DFWFurniture has been able to grow aggressively during the recent economic downturn by working with landlords to lease or buy buildings that have been sitting vacant. This is form of economic stimulus is good for the community. It puts under-utilized real estate back to work and bolsters the tax base without any governmental subsidies.
DFWFurniture keeps their overhead low by eliminating expensive furniture distribution centers and only buying from furniture manufactures that can ship directly to each retail store in 10-21 days. Many of the more popular furniture styles and mattresses are keep in stock for immediate delivery while a more expansive assortment can be order and shipped in a reasonable amount of time.
Please visit our website for more information. DFWfurniture.com
Current Roomful customers should contact the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Protection if they are unable to get satisfaction on existing claims.