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End of an Era: Texas Says Goodbye to Beloved Furniture Retailer After Eight Decades

Ash Jurberg

Closure of Iconic 80-Year-Old Furniture Retailer's Last Two Stores

Sad news this week with the announcement that family-owned Texas business Louis Shanks Furniture will be closing down after 78 years in business.

The business began in 1945 and spanned four generations of family. They had stores in San Antonio, Houston, Austin, and Sugar Land. Just two stores in San Antonio and Austin remain but will soon close.

A going out of business sale will commence at the stores on September 21.

Furniture promotional sales specialists Planned Furniture Promotions will run liquidation deals at the two stores.

"We are honored to be part of this historic moment as we assist Louis Shanks Furniture, an iconic institution in the furniture industry, with their final and most significant sale. This is a celebration of their decades of excellence and an extraordinary opportunity for consumers in the Austin and San Antonio areas to experience the legacy of Louis Shanks Furniture one last time. This marks the end of an era, and we at PFP are thrilled they have entrusted us with this pivotal project." Tom Liddell, senior vice president, Planned Furniture Promotions

Store locations

  • 11035 IH10 West at Huebner, San Antonio
  • 2930 W. Anderson Lane, Austin

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