Cedar Rapids Furniture Store Closing After 35 Years in Business
Jeff Jones Furniture, located at 803 3rd Ave SE in Cedar Rapids, announced back in June that they would be kicking off a big retirement sale. Owner Jeff Jones revealed that, after 35 years in the furniture business, he would be retiring from the industry.
Jeff Jones Furniture initially began as a consignment store on 2nd Ave SE where Jeff would take in other people's gently-used furniture and sell it on commission. He told The Gazette:
“For the first five years I never advertised that I had furniture to sell. I advertised that I wanted yours. That reverse sell really worked. I was in people’s attics long before the ‘American Pickers.’”
As the years have gone by, Jeff says that commissioned items are are only about 10% of the business now. The current location on 3rd Ave SE was opened in 2002 and has remained a popular place to shop for furniture, despite the rise of buying furniture online. Jeff plans to spend his retirement traveling and spending time with his grandchildren.
If you want to shop at Jeff Jones Furniture before its gone, the store will only be taking custom orders through July 10th, then they will just be selling the inventory in the showroom. You can check out the latest updates from the business on the Facebook page HERE.
As a customer of Jeff Jones Furniture, I'm sad to see them go! They helped me find the perfect sectional there a few years ago and I remember getting excellent service. The store and the staff will certainly be missed!