"The Right Time"
Swinehart’s Furniture to Close After 65 Years
Jon Swinehart, owner of Swinehart’s Furniture in Grant, will retire and the store will close after 65 years in business.
The furniture store opened in 1954 and was originally owned by Jon’s parents Howard & Helen Swinehart. They lived in the apartment above the store and raised their family of eight children there. In 1985, Jon & Cathy purchased the store from his parents. All of their children (Joe, Dana & Trisha) worked the family business while they were growing up, and various other family members have been known to help out when needed. Despite the appearance of “big box” and chain stores and the growth of online furniture sales, Swineharts stayed competitive by keeping prices reasonable, ensuring quality merchandise, adding special services such as free delivery, furniture repairs and their trademark small-town personal touch.
“The people who have done business with us over the years are not just customers... they are friends,” says Swinehart. “We will miss our clients and serving the area very much, but an unexpected opportunity presented itself, and it feels like the right time to retire.”
“Retiring from the work I’ve known my whole life will be an adjustment for Cathy and me, but we are looking forward to exploring and enjoying a new phase in our lives.”
Swinehart’s Furniture is running sales through July 26th, then will close for a week in preparation for a final inventory closeout starting August 2nd.
Jon & Cathy want to express sincere gratitude to their customers for their patronage and loyalty over the years. “We have truly enjoyed doing business with you! Thanks for the memories!”
7/16/2019 04:58:35 pm
Love you guys! Thanks for your help with our furniture and flooring all these years ! You’re top notch and will be missed!
7/16/2019 07:22:05 pm
65 years! What an accomplishment. You have been a wonderful part of Grant......appreciate the store and all your contributions financial and personal time as well to all our local teams, festivals and special events. Thank You! Enjoy retirement.
7/16/2019 07:35:02 pm
Good luck to you and much happiness in your new life style.
Keith an Dawn Stroven
7/16/2019 10:36:17 pm
We've enjoyed the furniture that we got from you guys and we were thankful for such a loving family May God guide you in your retirement and enjoy it to its fullest
7/16/2019 11:08:57 pm
I remember buying a bunk bed set for my kids and when they brought it to my house to set it up the gentleman let/encouraged my son to help and to this day he still has that memory...
Joyce Bowers Mayo
7/17/2019 03:13:44 am
went to school with Nancy All ways love your store. had great memories
7/17/2019 09:07:53 am
We’re so very happy for you both. Congratulations Jon and Cathy 😘
Marilyn Tibbe /Kaczmarek
7/17/2019 11:31:29 pm
Congrats on so many successful years in the Furniture business . I recently retired as well and retirement is going to keep you busy too. Enjoy it to the Max
7/21/2019 04:46:08 pm
I loved visiting Uncle Howard and Aunt Helen at the furniture store, and staying overnight in the apartment above the store with all of my 8 cousins. I loved going on deliveries with Uncle Howard, as he sang Dean Martin songs while driving his furniture truck. I loved, loved, loved my Aunt Helen's cinnamon rolls and her kindness to all of the kids. This family and the apartment above the store formed some of my happiest childhood memories. I miss it all.
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