James Rawnsley to close

February 2005
Cabinet Maker;2/4/2005, Issue 5424, p4
Trade Publication
This article reports that the Bradford retailer James Rawnsley is to close on February 28, 2005 after 51 years of trading. The West Yorkshire furniture store is the last of a small cooperative of furniture retailers that operated in the south west of the city. Michael Browning, joint managing director, stated that it was a difficult decision to make to close down the store, but he opined that the time is right. Browning also cited the growing dominance of large groups such as DFS and Ikea as a contributing factor to the store's closure.


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