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!”