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Johnson Furniture open for business

Johnson Furniture held its soft opening on Wednesday. Pictured are, from left to right, Joyce Till, Myrlean Hitson and Betty Thomas enjoying one of the many sofas offered at Johnson Furniture.  (Advocate Staff/Beth Hyatt)

Johnson Furniture held its soft opening on Wednesday. Pictured are, from left to right, Joyce Till, Myrlean Hitson and Betty Thomas enjoying one of the many sofas offered at Johnson Furniture. (Advocate Staff/Beth Hyatt)

By Beth Hyatt
The Greenville Advocate

Downtown Greenville’s newest business opened its doors to customers on Wednesday.

Johnson Furniture, which occupies the old Planter’s building, welcomed guests with bottles of cold water, candy and attentive staff members ready to serve.

The Greenville location features a wide variety of furniture items that can be custom designed, ordered in the store and delivered to customers’ homes for free. Each piece can be purchased in a multitude of colors and styles upon the buyer’s request. Every piece offered at the location in Eclectic is offered in the Greenville location.

A grand opening is slated for July 30, but customers are welcome to go ahead and begin shopping at the store.

“We’ve been very impressed with Greenville and we like the downtown area, it’s just beautiful,” said Frank Keith, owner of Johnson Furniture in Eclectic. “The city is doing a great job in trying to revitalize downtown and we hope that our presence downtown will make an impact on the area and attract some other business and people downtown.”

The Keith family hopes to draw in customers from the Greenville area as well as Monroeville, Andalusia, Georgiana, Luverne and many other local towns.

Johnson Furniture offers free delivery to all of the previously listed areas as well as others.

Adam and Ashley Keith will serve as the managers for the Greenville location. The two are excited to be back in Greenville and are ready to see how business is affected by the downtown traffic. The two can see the tremendous difference that has taken place in the downtown area over the past few years and are ready to begin their journey in Greenville.

“We never thought we would end up back here but we love it,” said Ashley Keith.

A ribbon cutting ceremony as well as an open house will be held in conjunction with the store’s grand opening.