Carter’s Furniture: Big changes ahead after six decades in service
Published 10:46 am Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Everything must go at Carter’s Quality Furniture. In an Oct. 31 announcement on its official Facebook page, the furniture store announced that its Warehouse Showroom Building, located at 189 E Washington St, will be closing after 65 years of service to the community. The building has been sold to Roberts Furniture and Mattress.
Despite this announcement, this is not the overall end of Carter Quality Furniture. The Quality Furniture Building on 186 E Washington St will continue serving the Suffolk community by selling specialty goods. Carter Quality Furniture President Donald D. Carter Jr. talked about what his shoppers can expect from his store in the future.
“They can expect us to remain in business on this side carrying specialty merchandise such as area rugs, vintage furniture, vintage antiques, glassware, pieces of interest,” Carter said. “But primarily, just a smaller variety of items. Unfinished furniture in particular.”
Carter also noted plans to renovate the upstairs part of his building to be rented out as apartments. In the store’s history, Carter says that his father and uncle opened the store in 1958 in the same Quality Furniture Building he is operating today.
“In 1984, we bought the building from across the street from Mr. H.I. Jaffe, who had owned it for many years. We had also had stores in Portsmouth, Virginia for many years and Ahoskie, North Carolina, for many years,” Carter said.
Roberts Furniture and Mattress President Jay Roberts will