Just around this time last year we were welcoming Eldred Wheeler furniture to town, but now we’re told we must say good-bye to the store. A representative from the company told us that they will close their doors for good in mid-November due to lackluster sales volume that simply didn’t justify paying the rent on the space anymore.
Between now and then there will be a liquidation sale, with the high-end furniture going for up to 70% off. So if you’re in the market for colonial American furniture created by hand using the traditions of 18th century craftsmen, now’s your time to pounce. The company, which features pieces made from cherry, maple, and tiger maple in its designs, sports price tags that range from around $10,000 for a highboy on down to $3,000 for a cannonball bed and $400 for a tea table, but that’s before the deep discount of the liquidation sale kicks in. You can get more information at 800-779-5310.
The Eldred Wheeler store closing is just one in a series of recent business changes around town. LittleBits Toys will close its doors on Wednesday, La Riviera Gourmet closed its cafe doors over the summer (but is still in the catering business), and with Citigroup bailing on its Massachusetts retail banking business, its prime Wellesley Square spot could open up.
On the grand opening side of things, Yogurtology moved into the former White Mountain Creamery spot this month, Bach to Rock, a music school, is expected to open up in Linden Square in late November/early December, and Luxebar beauty salon just might grace us with their presence.
We’re told that Eldred Wheeler used to have a presence in town on Washington St. in the Blue Ginger block back in the 1990s. But now it looks like they shall quit us for good.
Farewell, Eldred Wheeler, we hardly knew ye.
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