Horton’s Furniture Going Out of Business After 78 Years

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Horton's Furniture Closure. Outside of Horton's Furniture in Wichita, Kansas.

Horton’s Furniture, founded by Frank and Frances Horton in Argonia, Kansas, in 1946 announced that it will be going out of business. After 22 years in Argonia, the business relocated to Wichita, Kansas, where it became one of the area’s largest furniture showrooms. In 1997, Steven Elpers and Dilman Morris bought the company from the Hortons and have been running it ever since. Now, after 78 years in business, Elpers and Morris are liquidating the retailer’s home furnishings inventory and will retire after the sale concludes, according to a news release.

“I am grateful to our loyal customers across the states of Kansas and Oklahoma for their patronage over the past 78 years,” said Elpers, co-owner of Horton’s Furniture. “A special thanks to our exceptional staff for their dedication to making Horton’s Furniture a great shopping experience.”

Enfield, Connecticut-based Planned Furniture Promotions, a liquidation events expert, will handle the going-out-of-business sale, which will open to the public on April 25. The 55,000-square-foot showroom offers brands including Barcalounger, La-Z-Boy, Serta and Simmons.

“It is a great honor for PFP to steward this concluding phase of Horton’s Furniture and we are committed to ensuring that the final liquidation reflects the integrity of products and service for which the company has been known for nearly eight decades,” said Tom Liddell, senior vice president of Planned Furniture Promotions.

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