Edwards Furniture, a Utah tradition, calls it quits

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November 2018—

Edwards HFA member Edwards Furniture, one of Utah’s most storied multi-generational family businesses is closing its doors. The decision comes six months after the family decided to close its Providence, Utah, store.

Both stores are still open and Kurt Smith, an Edwards vice president who manages the Logan store, said he wasn’t sure when the stores would actually be closing. “If I knew (the closing date) there’s no reason to be in the furniture business,” Smith said. “I’d be in the stock market.”

A National Register outside the store notes that Edwards Furniture is the oldest store of its kind in the Cache Valley, an agricultural valley stretching from northern Utah to southeastern Idaho. The store’s roots trace back to the 1880s. Back then the store was known as Enoch Lewis and Sons.

Smith said that he had an opportunity to sell the building which is located on Main Street, a strong commercial area in Logan. He said there has not been interest from family members in taking over the store so he’s calling it quits.

I’m going to see more operas,” he joked. “I’m going to catch up on my honey-dos that I’ve had to put off.”