The fourth-generation Colorado retailer will start its Going Out of Business Sale on July 9th
Littleton, CO - (June 27, 2022) - Larrabee’s Furniture + Design today announced it will be closing its doors at the end of 2022, and starting its Going Out of Business sale for the public on July 9th, 2022.
The Larrabee family opened its first Colorado location in Boulder, CO in 1962 and subsequently operated four stores in Ft. Collins and Greeley before current owners Scott and Carolyn Larrabee launched their Denver metro showroom in March 2013. Located off C-470 and Broadway in Littleton, the 48,000 square-foot store occupies a historic Kasey Fine Furniture building that the Larrabee's remodeled and renovated. Furniture Today called the showroom one of the “country’s top five most beautiful,” and highlighted the work of its Visual & Merchandising Director, John Salisbury.
“Our long-term lease was up for renewal this fall, and we knew we had a big decision to make. We’re in our early 70s, and asked ourselves, should we renew, or retire,” reflects Scott Larrabee, co-owner. In an era when many family-owned furniture stores were closing in 2013, Larrabee’s was one of the only stores to open nationally that year.
“It’s been an incredible journey, and this was not a decision we made lightly. Our employees and customers are our lifeblood, and we love what we do every day and who we’re with,” shares Carolyn Larrabee, co-owner. “This store has given us the opportunity to work with our grown children, Erin Larrabee, Executive Vice President of Operations & Marketing, and Matt Larrabee, eCommerce Manager, and to see their incredible talent,” shares Carolyn. “Together, we built a thriving new location in the face of huge shifts in our industry, shutdowns and a global pandemic, and compounding challenges that made operations complex over the last few years including supply chain, materials, manufacturing, trucking, and labor shortages,” says Carolyn.
“Despite these circumstances, our business has thrived, and that’s solely thanks to our community, and to our dedicated employees,” says Scott. “Our decision to retire now is possible because we feel like we can go out on a high note, and that’s what most people hope for. We’re incredibly grateful for all Colorado has given us.”
Larrabee’s closed its doors for several days in June to tag and prepare the store for what is projected to be the region’s largest Going out of Business sale in the furniture sector in more than a decade. The family anticipates the sale will draw customers from Colorado’s Front Range, metro, and mountain communities seeking once-in-a-lifetime savings on unique and exclusive items, or the chance to say goodbye in person.
Larrabee’s has three expansive warehouses full of inventory to sell through between July and October, including the state’s largest stockpile of patio and outdoor furniture which many retailers have had difficulty keeping in stock due to manufacturing shortages.
“While this is a poignant time for our family, we are incredibly excited for our parents and the path they’re pursuing,” shares Erin Larrabee, Executive Vice President of Marketing & Operations. “The sale will be energizing–we’re going to knock it out of the park for the community one last time, and anyone who visits will find the impeccable quality we’re known for at incredible prices they won’t see again, thanks to my dad’s passion for buying, design, and merchandising,” says Erin.
The team has hired 40 additional employees and three additional delivery services to ensure seamless operations and delivery throughout the sale.
“We’ll sell everything down to the walls in our showroom and our three warehouses,” explains Sumer Carver, Director of Administration & Finance. “Like most things, the selection will be the most expansive at the beginning, so we’re encouraging customers to come in early to find something truly special for their homes.”
During its Going Out of Business Sale, Larrabee’s Furniture + Design will be open seven days a week, Mondays - Saturdays from 10:00am to 7:00pm, and Sundays from 11:00am to 5:00pm at 311 E. County Line Road, Littleton, CO, 80122, near the intersection of Broadway and County Line just off C-470.
For updates on exclusive savings, customers should visit www.larrabeesfurniture.com and sign up for the store’s sales newsletter.