6 furniture-store chains that aren't around anymore

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The furniture business can be tough.

Changing tastes and economic downturns can prove toxic to unlucky furniture retailers.

From Levitz Furniture to Heilig-Meyers, here are a few familiar names that you won't see on store signs anymore.

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Pull up a chair, an ottoman, or a loveseat - it's time to take a trip down memory lane with some furniture retailers of old. It's easy to be an armchair critic, but running a furniture business is no easy task. Keeping up with changing tastes is hard enough, but you've also got to contend with intense competition and economic dips that dampen consumer spending. Read more: Inside the luxurious department store founded by one of the most important figures in Mormon history So it's no surprise that the annals of retail history are filled with the names of now-defunct furniture outlets. Certain outlets, like Linens 'N Things and the Bombay Company, still exist online. But others were unfortunately sent to the scrap heap. Here's a look at a few furniture stores that aren't around anymore:
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