Georgia Badcock store on the move

January 2018—

HFA member Badcock Home Furniture & More in Columbus, Ga., has a new address.

Brad Stafford, the Dawson, Ga.-based Badcock dealer who owns the Columbus store, moved to a new 21,800-square-foot furniture showroom at 3001 Airport Thruway. Stafford has five other Badcock stores in Albany, Americus, Cordele, Dawson and Sylvester.

“We’re excited about going there,” Stafford said. “We had been trying to break into the real-estate market up here. I’ve got several locations, and this is the only one that I did not own. We wanted to find us a freestanding location. We looked at this one awhile back, and it had been on our radar. When the opportunity came up, we were able to negotiate a price on it.”

Stafford is closing the Badcock store at 3465 Macon Road following a moving sale to liquidate floor stock. He purchased the Columbus store in 2011 from Columbus businessman Mike Lee. Prior to that, there were two Badcock locations in the city, one downtown and another on Veterans Parkway.

“We’ve got a ton of inventory in there,” Stafford said of the liquidation sale for the move. “So we may keep it open with a skeleton crew, just depending on how much inventory is left. But it appears to be moving pretty quick.”