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What is the history of Furniture Fair in Cincinnati?

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Furniture fair was founded in 1963 by Robert Daniels in Erlanger, Kentucky. The name was inspired by Daniels' belief that quality home furnishings can still be made available at a reasonable price, with an emphasis on outstanding customer service.

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In 1972, the brand expanded, opening a store in the northern Cincinnati suburb of Fairfield, which now serves as a distribution center and houses the corporate headquarters. Additional stores soon followed.

When Daniels retired in 1979, leadership of the business stayed in the family. Sons Rick, Bill and Steve still serve today as CEO, President and Vice President, respectively. As of 2015, the original 7,000-square foot Erlanger store remains in operation as a clearance outlet.

Furniture Fair boasts at least 12 locations in the greater Cincinnati area, with nine in Ohio and three south of the river in Kentucky. The stores include three "Home and Sleep" locations as well as a full-service "Design Destination" specializing in interior design.

As stated on the website, the company stresses the importance of caring for each customer that comes through the doors. In recognizing that many quality furniture stores have come and gone since Furniture Fair opened, management credits the consistency, knowledge and stability of staff for its longevity.

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