Galens of Ephrata, an independent retailer of furniture and appliances that has operated in Ephrata since 1949, is closing because of the retirement of its owners, Mike and Edith Amico.
The store, at 389 N. Reading Road, has launched a going-out-of-business/retirement sale that is expected to last through the end of October.
The Amicos said that with their lease expiring at the end of November, now is the time to get out of the business. They said they never made an attempt to sell, since they figured it would be too difficult. “We just ruled that out,” Mike said.
However, they said the store continued to do well, with customers coming from all corners of Lancaster County.
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