February 23, 2024

Iconic Austin-Based Louis Shanks Furniture Store to Close Its Doors After 75 Years in Business

After a storied 75-year run, the beloved Louis Shanks Furniture store, a cherished fixture in the Austin community, is preparing to say its final farewell. This heartbreaking decision is expected to have a ripple effect on its San Antonio location at 11035 I-10 West at Huebner, which has been a part of the Louis Shanks family since its inception in 1983.

The Louis Shanks Furniture store has been a family-owned and operated business since its inception, and its closure marks the end of an era for both the Shanks family and the communities they’ve served. Over the years, Louis Shanks Furniture has established itself as a cornerstone of the furniture retail industry in Texas.

To bid a final adieu to its loyal customers and to clear its inventory, the company will commence a “going out of business” liquidation sale, set to start on Thursday, September 21st. This sale offers a last opportunity for patrons to acquire pieces from the beloved furniture store at reduced prices.

Once the liquidation process is completed, the doors of the Louis Shanks Furniture store will be closed forever, marking the end of an era that has spanned nearly eight decades. The closure has come as a heartbreaking decision for both the Shanks family and their dedicated staff.

The company has a rich history of accomplishments in the furniture industry. It was notably listed among the Top 100 U.S. Furniture Retailers, ranking at number 77 in 1996 and later climbing to number 69 in 1998. These accolades are a testament to the quality of service and products that Louis Shanks Furniture has consistently provided to its customers.

As this beloved furniture store prepares to say its final goodbye, the memories and legacy it leaves behind will undoubtedly be cherished by those who have had the privilege of shopping within its hallowed halls. Louis Shanks Furniture has played an integral role in furnishing countless homes and has been a trusted source for quality furniture for generations.

The closure of Louis Shanks Furniture is not just the end of a business; it’s the conclusion of a cherished chapter in Austin’s and San Antonio’s history. It serves as a poignant reminder of the changing landscape of retail and the challenges faced by family-owned businesses in an evolving market.

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