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Colony House Furniture, 6033 Garners Ferry Road: Feb 2011   8 comments

Posted at 11:30 pm in stores

I actually had Colony House's going-out-of-busines circular given to me by my sister a few weeks ago and of course put it "somewhere I can't possibly forget it", meaning it has completely vanished for now.

As I recall, it was a bit vague about when Colony House would actually close its doors, but I believe it should be done by now. Apparently the store was founded in 1945, so that was a pretty good run. I can't actually say much about the store from personal experience as I've only bought one new piece of furniture in my life, and it wasn't from there. Colony House is across Garners Ferry from San Jose about where Pelham Drive comes out and it's a nice brick building though the parking lot is a bit hard to get in and out of.

As of now, the web site is still up, though it has no mention of the closing, and indeed seems not to have been updated since 2008.

UPDATE 2 Feb 2011 -- Well, I jumped the gun a little bit, as of 29 Jan, it's still open, though apparently winding down:

Updated the post title date to "Feb 2011" rather than "Jan 2011"

Written by ted on January 9th, 2011

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  1. they did a going out of business sale a couple of years ago as well... but then never went out of business. i am wondering if this is the same game. i guess it could be for real this time.

    ashley

    2 Feb 11 at 8:55 pm

  2. I remember being told when I was a kid back in the 70s that the owner's son died in a car wreck right in front of the store in the 50s. Always figured it was an urban legend.

    tonkatoy

    3 Feb 11 at 7:47 am

  3. As of yesterday (2/27/11) they were still open, but their sign says "No reasonable offer refused", so they must be down to the things not many people want.

    Matt

    28 Feb 11 at 8:58 am

  4. I have lived less than 3 miles from The Colony House since 1961 and have never been in there. I guess I never needed furniture that bad, just dosn't seem like a place I would enjoy. Maybe I'll give them a try if they are still open.
    I used to work at a store on Forest Drive called Green Manor, they sold Ethan Allen Furniture. That was nice furniture, I believe there is a Lazy Boy store there now.

    Rick

    18 Jul 11 at 9:36 pm

  5. The La_Z-Boy store moved out in Feb 2009 .. it's now a Tuesday Morning.

    ted

    18 Jul 11 at 10:22 pm

  6. The owners son was indeed killed by a drunk driver in front of the store in the 50s. The Colony House use to be the place to go for fine furniture in Columbia. Now people just buy junk from Pottery Barn. Has this property sold?

    Randy Slovic

    9 Nov 11 at 11:49 am

  7. I believe I still saw a for-sale sign there last week.

    ted

    9 Nov 11 at 12:51 pm

  8. It looks like this property sold in February 2012 to some LLC for a little over $500K and the new owners are asking $150K a year to lease the property.

    Randy

    6 Mar 13 at 12:16 am

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