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Lebow Furniture to Close

The Main Street fixture will be shutting its doors after several decades of service to the Royersford community.

Lebow Furniture, a mainstay of Royersford's local business community, will be closing its doors after 63 years. 

The store was started in 1949 by Chick and Adele Lebow and is currently run by president Roger Lebow and vice president Susan Lebow Moran. The business has always been family-owned and operated and currently has a staff of 30 employees.

Lebow and Moran advised their business contacts in an e-mail today that while they will be closing, they will remain open for some time as they gradually reduce their inventory.

The store will only be open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 

Moran told Patch in a phone call that they had just informed the employees of the closure today, February 4. 

Lebow said in the e-mail that he and Moran "have both enjoyed the business and the people we have grown to know."

"It has been a lot of hard work and yet we have been more than rewarded by all of the relationships that have come along the way," Lebow wrote.

Julie February 04, 2013 at 10:04 PM
Let's just pray they don't leave this store empty and abandoned like the one next door to Lebow. I'm afraid what this will do to Royersford. This is a major anchor store and is very well known. Main street is going down hill slowly. Has anyone else noticed the trash shoved in the window grates of the apartment building by AnnaMarie's? And the "We buy gold" on the corner across the street is in dismal shape. I love this town but we need to bring some more good businesses like the new groomer and Iced by Betsey down the hill. Let's NOT make another apartment building and let's have the town's leaders do their job and force the owners of Main Street buildings to clean up and properly maintain.
Mary O'Donnell February 04, 2013 at 10:56 PM
Thank you for many years of wonderful service to the community. You always offered good quality and fair prices. Glenn and Mary O'Donnell, Royersford
Mark Williams February 05, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Thank you fot helping us outfit every room in the house with very good quality furniture, Mark and Jody Williams
Anonymous February 05, 2013 at 12:25 AM
Sad to see you go. My family has been buying from you for over 40 years...always good quality and excellent customer service.
Terry Shirey February 05, 2013 at 12:28 AM
We were so sorry to hear of your decision to close. You've always maintained a beautiful store with some of the lovliest furniture, many pieces of which are in our home. Thank you for your contribution to the town of Royersford for so many years.
Sandy February 05, 2013 at 12:48 AM
This is very sad news for all!!!
sarah February 05, 2013 at 03:21 AM
It most likely will become another low income apartment center. The entitlement society is taking over at a torrid pace. Pretty soon everyone will be sitting home, watching Springer, Smoking Pot, & living off the government. You fare much better doing that then having a job..... GO OBAMA!!
Chris Zabaska February 05, 2013 at 03:44 PM
Lebow's also has the showroom across the street and the warehouse across from the police station. I too have bought from them, and it is sad to see yet another business close. What's left? a few restaurants, a couple insurance agencies on Main St. No more appliance store or hardware store, I miss seeing Jim and Bob McKissic.
Bill A February 05, 2013 at 04:05 PM
Sarah, what's really sad is that some people feel the need to make some kind political statement. I'm so sorry to see that Lebow's is closing their doors. I know how much it hurts and what a difficult decision it tends to be. Good luck, Royersford!
Diana Laird Reppert February 05, 2013 at 04:33 PM
Really sad to hear of the closing of Lebows. Our family came to this area in 1952 and when my father was alive, he bought all of our furniture from them. I can remember going into the store on Friday evenings to pay on an account we had at the time. Chick was usually the one we dealt with. I guess it is a sign of the times, biggeer stores with less quality
Kathy February 06, 2013 at 01:46 AM
Thank you to the Lebow family for decades of fine customer service to the entire Spring-Ford area. That includes the very generous gift of a children's playground in Royersford borough. Adele, please know that Chick's beautiful silk neck ties are still proudly worn by Danny all over NYC. Best Wishes to all the Lebow family.
Royersford Mom of 3 February 06, 2013 at 03:15 AM
Why are they closing? Did they sell the business? Do they own the property? Did they sell that?
Mainstreet February 06, 2013 at 07:41 PM
Sad news for Main St...... Sorry to hear them leave. Long time, surely plenty of memories. This street need's more TLC. Downtown keeps looks more an more vacant. Not to keep taking steps backwards.... Like it has. The hardware store an appliance store was re-sold late last year an is currently being renovated right now. I was told 4 new apt's an two new store fronts. Maybe in 2014? The downtown area becomes more an more like a Ghost Town. Yup, there goes a tumble weed!
1 February 06, 2013 at 07:45 PM
The simple reality is that it is nearly impossible for most retailers to survive on Royersford's Main Street. There are a few main stays but for the most part it is just empty run down, buildings. They have limited parking and have to compete with the big shopping centers further down the road (the Giant, Marshalls Center) and the Target, Giant Center in Limerick). I think Royersford needs to simply tear down some of the more blantant eyesores (buy out the owners if needed) and turn what is left into residential housing. Main Street can still support a few businesses but trying to add more will just continue to long line of "out of business" signs going up every six months, especially now with the primary draw in Lebows closing. Better to use these properties as rental units or tear them down for parking to support the few surviving businesses on the strip.
Barbara February 07, 2013 at 04:11 AM
It will be a sad day when they close. Over the years I have bought furniture for my apartment. I got alot of complimens on it as it was really made of top quality material.
Bryan Adams February 11, 2013 at 11:51 PM
The last thing Royersford needs is more rental units. It is already filled with slum lord rentals that aren't inspected or regulated by the Borough at all and cause the police department a ton of trouble.
Col Klink February 12, 2013 at 12:11 AM
I loved your character on Hogans Heroes
Liz February 12, 2013 at 09:27 PM
Was sad when the founder of Lebow's passed away, was a great company then. Afterwards however the son was very rude, and the furniture was over priced. Used to be a great part of the community but now it just seems to be another family out for greed. I heard horror stories from old employees. Too bad he couldn't be more like his father
Sissy April 07, 2013 at 02:40 PM
I used to buy my furniture there until the owner died. I hate to say it, but I was just there on Friday and was telling the son how I was sad to see the store close and he said he said thank you, and then said he didn't have time to talk to me. So... I don't have time to buy anything. Sad.
Sissy April 07, 2013 at 02:41 PM
There was one employee who was so rude, I would call to make sure he wasn't there before I went over.

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