After limping through the depths of the recession, three major Fresno furniture stores are now calling it quits as their leases expire and their sales show no signs of recovering.
Family-run Slater's Drexel Heritage closed its West Shaw Avenue store last weekend after 98 years in business. World Furniture Direct's Blackstone Avenue location and Home Design Furniture at the southwest corner of Blackstone and Shaw avenues will close soon, too.
All were hit hard by the economic slowdown in an industry that already was competitive. Attempts to move and experiments with new concepts couldn't
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