KENDALLVILLE, Ind. (WFFT) – A furniture store that has been around for nearly a century in northeast Indiana said Monday it is going out of business.
After four generations, Atz Furniture in Kendallville has announced the family business will close down after 98 years.
“We had a customer in here the other day who’s been buying from Atz Furniture for 62 years,” said third-generation owner Joe Atz. “I can’t describe how proud we are of that and our appreciation to the generations of loyal customers and friends from over nearly a century serving families and community.”
Atz Furniture will begin its liquidation sale on Thursday, May 21 at 904 W. North St.
The liquidation will feature "drastically reduced prices on furniture and accessories for every room in the home," according to a release.
"The decision to close was made long before COVID-19 because it's time for me to retire," Atz said. "Now that we are back open, we will have a successful going out of business sale which is what we need to do in order to go out of business."
The sale will include a variety of furniture styles for the living room, dining room, and bedroom include famous brands such as Catnapper, Ashley, Fusion, HomeStretch, Lane, Mega Motion, Howard Miller, and Simmons.
Julius and Jake Atz founded the family business in 1922 in Goshen.
The store expanded in 1928 to locations in Kendallville and again in 1942 in Ligonier.
The business passed down to Julius’ sons, John and Eugene, who operated the expanded store locations for many years.
John’s son and current owner, Joe, joined the business in 1982 and eventually took it over after his father passed away in 2006.
"I've got third and fourth generation customers that I know, so it's going to be sad not to see them anymore," Atz said. "We will see if anybody picks up the baton for a furniture store here in Kendallville, Indiana."
Atz Furniture store building is for lease, and inquiries can be directed to Joe Atz at (260) 318-0594.
For more information about the sale, visit the Atz website.