Eau Claire, WI

Farewell Sale: Local Furniture Store Slashes Prices as It Shuts Down After 42 Years in Eau Claire

Ash Jurberg

A popular furniture store in Eau Claire will soon be shutting its doors.

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A home furnishings store serving the Eau Claire community since 1981 will soon be closing permanently.

P.M. Sleep Center owner, Mike Bloss, made the announcement recently, saying recent trends made it harder for small businesses to compete.

"The Internet has captured about 30% of the bed business. And a big percentage of the furniture business, too. And now we have one of our the biggest mattress manufacturers just bought out a 3,000 store chain. So if our manufacturers are going to start selling direct, that that really bodes bad for the future of this type of store." P.M. Sleep Center owner, Mike Bloss

Bloss has fond memories of his time running the store.

"P.M. stands for Pat and Mike. My first wife was Pat. Twenty years ago, unfortunately, she passed away, but we kept the name, Pat and Mike.. As far as employees, I’ve had the best, and most of them I’m so proud of. I also want to thank the Eau Claire community. They’ve always been supportive...It’s been a riot." P.M. Sleep Center owner, Mike Bloss

Bloss has launched a liquidation sale with all items heavily reduced.

P.M Sleep Center

901 W Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire, WI, United States, Wisconsin

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