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Rolesville Furniture faces closure after 41 years due to eminent domain
Furniture retailer cited decision by Town of Rolesville that will hurt the family-owned business

ROLESVILLE, N.C. (Nov. 23, 2021) – Rolesville Furniture announced it will permanently close after 41 years to avoid business losses due to eminent domain exercised by the Town of Rolesville.

Rolesville Furniture owner Kevin Eddins made the difficult decision to close the third-generation, family-owned business after he was notified by the Town that it will take a portion of the store's parking lot in the coming year. He said the Town's plans include shutting down the four-way intersection directly in front of the store for an undetermined amount of time.

"All of this will greatly affect not only our business but the livelihood of Rolesville Furniture employees. By taking steps to go out of business now, we can minimize the financial hardship for our family and staff, giving everyone a chance to make plans for their future," said Eddins.

The going-out-of-business sale opens to the public on Friday, November 26, at 100 N. Main St., located across from the fire department. All furniture and mattresses in stock across the 20,000-square-foot store will be marked down with home accessories discounted 40 percent.

The total liquidation sale will feature deep discounts on famous brands such as Ashley, Sealy, Vaughn-Bassett, Progressive, Elements and more. Store management encouraged shoppers to come early to take advantage of the available inventory priced to sell quickly. Store management said all current orders will be filled.

"In my research of eminent domain situations like this, very few businesses survive let alone thrive the way Rolesville Furniture has for more than four decades," said Eddins. "It was a very difficult decision, but we wanted to go out on top and on our own terms."

Rolesville Furniture was founded in 1980 by Eddins' grandfather, Herbert, and father, Rick, as a flea market shop in an old mule stable. Today, the business occupies three acres in the heart of Rolesville with 20,000 square feet of new furniture and is known for friendly service and affordable, quality furniture. Visit www.rolesvillefurniture.com for more information.

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