From Home Furnishing Business
Hart Furniture Closes Wholesale Operation
Hart Furniture Co., Siler City, N.C., is closing its wholesale/distribution division after 61 years of business.
The retail store will continue in operation. The wholesale operation is closing due to the recent passing of its president and owner, Harold K. Hart, who had been battling leukemia, and the economic impact that the recent recession has had on home furnishings. A sale will be held to liquidate all the wholesale inventory.
Lisa Hart Stout, Hart’s daughter, will continue to operate the company’s retail store, located at 12 Harold Hart Rd. in Siler City.
“The 3rd Street Warehouse will now be open to the public with products being offered on a first-come, first-served basis,” said Stout. “In addition, our retail store will hold a special celebration event to remember my Dad and commemorate the 61-year history of Hart Furniture Co. that will feature closeout merchandise.”
The Hart Furniture sale started last Thursday. Products are being offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
Hart Furniture Co. traces its roots to 1952, when Gurman and Hazel Hart, Harold’s parents, started an upholstering and furniture repair business called G.A. Hart Upholstery & Repair Shop in a shed behind their home in Siler City. The couple quickly expanded the operation to a 1,500-square-foot building, which today forms the corner of the current Hart Furniture retail store.