FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Family-owned Bejnar’s Fine Furniture going out of business after 104 years
Fourth generation furniture retail business begins liquidation and building sale
SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (July 18, 2022) – A piece of the community’s history ends soon as family-owned and operated Bejnar’s Fine Furniture announced it is going out of business after 104 years serving the communities surrounding Detroit. Liquidation begins July 21.
Four generations of Bejnars built, toiled in, and expanded the retail business through historic events including several wars, recessions, the Great Depression, and the COVID-19 pandemic. Established in 1918, Marcelin Bejnar opened the first store in Hamtramck. The current store here in Shelby Township was opened in 1954 and run by Marcelin’s son, Henry, and his son, Dick.
Once a merchant of goods from furniture and appliances to musical instruments and records, it was Dick who transitioned it to solely furniture retail, and he and his son, Mark, worked together to distinguish Bejnar’s Fine Furniture as providing stylish, high quality and unique crafted furniture with a family-oriented sales approach. The individualized attention provided by the staff has earned Bejnar’s an excellent reputation and loyal customers.
In 2018 the State of Michigan paid special tribute to Bejnar’s to mark its 100th anniversary, recognizing “the important role that this enterprise has played in contributing to both the economic well-being of the area and the lives of countless citizens.” Over the years, Bejnar’s has donated furniture to Heritage Church Prayer room, Rescued Treasures of Grace Centers of Hope, and Oakdale Academy.
Current president and owner Shannon Bejnar, Mark’s widow, has carried the family legacy since Mark’s death in 2019. After persevering through the family’s loss, a pandemic, global supply chain challenges and labor shortages, she made the difficult decision to close permanently and sell the building.
The going-out-of-business sale opens to the public on Thursday, July 21, at 5665 Auburn Rd, at Mound. Store management encourages shoppers to come early to take advantage of deeply discounted prices storewide.
The liquidation sale will feature markdowns on furniture for every room in the home from famous brands such as King Hickory, Comfort Design, Craftmaster, Masterfield, Hammary, Howard Miller, Hekman, American Drew, Fairfield Chair, multiple Amish lines, Lacrosse, Lancer, and more.
Visit www.bejnars.com for more information.