Burke-Tarr closing doors after 119 years

October 2006
Furniture/Today;10/16/2006, Vol. 31 Issue 7, p36
Trade Publication
The article reports the closing of Burke-Tarr Furniture store that sold midpriced to high-end furniture, lamps and accessories. The store was started by Peter W. Burke and Herman E. Tarr in 1887 to cater to the upper-class "carriage trade." Bessie Nickerson, the president and current owner, disclosed the decision to close, stating that after running the business for 61 years, she finds it difficult to carry out the business as there is no one to pass it on.


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