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Lurye's Furniture in Superior closing

Lurye's Furniture, a fixture among Superior's downtown shops for 114 years, is going out of business.

The company announced the closing today, saying a going out of business sale starts immediately.

The store was started in 1898 by Harry Lurye and his sons, Maurice and Edward. The company began by fixing stoves and selling stove parts and secondhand furniture in a 20-by-40-foot space.

The store has remained in the family for five generations, now run by Harold and Anne Grossman and their daughter, Ashley Carlson. The store moved to its present location at 1208 Tower Ave. in 1937.

"The final sale truly is a celebration of the five generations of my family, who have been privileged to have the patronage of so many in the Superior-Duluth area and nearby over so many years," Harold Grossman said in a statement announcing the closure. "We look forward to seeing many old friends as we prepare to close for good."

Everything in the store will be sold before the closing. Products will be offered at a significant discount, available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Scott Davis, store manager, said both the store and warehouse have a large amount of inventory and he expects the sale will last four to six weeks before everything is gone. He said it's hoped the inventory will be sold before a major repair project starts on Tower Avenue in April, a move that is expected to disrupt traffic.