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PLYMOUTH — Fainberg’s of Plymouth, a leading retailer of furniture, bedding and home accents serving customers in the Wyoming Valley for 107 years, is closing.

Growing economic pressure and competitive challenges faced by the industry are forcing the closure, according to owner Stanley Fainberg, who will be retiring from the furniture business at the completion of the going out of business sale.

The store traces its origins to 1890, when Max Fainberg, a young Lithuanian immigrant, settled in the Wyoming Valley. He started his first business in 1899, manufacturing overalls for the region’s coal miners. In 1906, he embarked on a new venture with his son Sam and opened Max L. Fainberg & Son at 56 E. Main St., the current site of the store.

Following World War II, Stanley Fainberg joined his father and grandfather as the third generation of the family to work in the business. Under this leadership, the company added new locations in Wilkes-Barre, Shickshinny and Berwick. It continued to serve these communities until the 1960s.

The Plymouth store expanded in the 1970s and was remodeled after the Flood of 1972 damaged the structure. A Going-Out-of-Business Sale began there on Friday, with discounts of up to 50 percent. Visit www.fainbergsfurniture.com for more information.

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