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La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries, 4905 Forest Drive: Feb 2009   9 comments

Posted at 1:13 am in stores

When I was growing up, my grandmother had a La-Z-Boy, as did two aunts. We kids always loved to get into them, lever out the footrest and throw ourselves backwards, listening to the chair ratchet up. When my sister moved out, she got one for herself, and I finally took the opportunity to get one for myself a few years ago.

In the event, I find that I spend more time sitting in front of this computer than in my comfortable recliner, but still it's nice to finally have a good chair. I picked it out at this outlet on Forest Drive, just down from Trenholm Plaza heading towards Fort Jackson, and they delivered and assembled it with no drama. There were a number of contractors working in the building today, so I suppose it is going to have a new life as something though I didn't see any indication as to what. I'm also not sure what happened to La-Z-Boy itself. I'd guess another casualty of the housing crash -- you most often need new furniture for a new house, otherwise you can live with the pieces you have for a while longer.

UPDATE 20 April 2009:

As Mrs. SK notes below, Tuesday Morning is here.

It's interesting that they came back this close to Trenholm Plaza. That makes me guess they were shown the door there as part of the plaza upgrade rather than just not being viable there as I had initially thought.

Written by ted on March 3rd, 2009

9 Responses to 'La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries, 4905 Forest Drive: Feb 2009'

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  1. Originally this was an Ethan Allen furniture store that opened in the late 60s-early 70s. My parents bought a whole bunch of furniture from them, all of which is still owned by them, me or my brother and most of it is still in great shape and has withstood the test of time.

    I hope Lazy-Boy is not going out of business as I have one myself which is easily my favorite chair.

    Tom

    3 Mar 09 at 2:09 pm

  2. I believe that Tuesday Morning is moving into the space.

    Mike

    3 Mar 09 at 2:39 pm

  3. According to "The State", La-z-boy is opening a new store in Lexington.

    Mike

    3 Mar 09 at 2:40 pm

  4. Interesting. That puts a different spin on Tuesday Morning leaving Trenholm Plaza

    ted

    3 Mar 09 at 2:43 pm

  5. Unfortunate for Some, "Franchise" Owners of La-Z-Boy Galleries, they are unable to weather the financial downtrend. Though know that La-Z-Boy theManufacturer and Inventor of the most comfortable recliner on the planet is not Closing. "Comfort is what we do!" and we have many who need this comfort, especially in today's market. And as with many manufacturer's
    after 82 years of hard work our innovation has opened many more ways we can provide it!

    Mark

    3 Mar 09 at 2:59 pm

  6. Lexington store is going up on 378 next to Dominos-- Whats better than La-z-Boys and Pizza--- LOL

    Kc

    4 Mar 09 at 4:55 pm

  7. Tuesday Morning has moved in!! They are stocking the shelves from the looks of things there!! I would say they would be opening soon!! I am sure some Ladies will be very happy about this!!

    Mrs. SK

    20 Apr 09 at 12:26 pm

  8. In the late 70's this was an Ethan Allen furniture store, I worked as a delivery driver there. At that time the Lazy Boy shop was a few doors down closer to town same side of the road. A Mr. Bob Brown owned them both and had a Ethan Allen store in Augusta as well.

    Rick

    1 Apr 12 at 6:43 pm

  9. There is an Ethan Allen at 101 Harbison Blvd. that is a former Todd & Moore that has been there since the late 90s

    Andrew

    1 Apr 12 at 10:06 pm

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