Local furniture stores are feeling the pinch of a softening economy. Business is down for most dealers--some, like Levitz  in Modesto, are going out of business. Photographed on Thursday, January 24, 2008. Ted Benson/The Modesto Bee
Local furniture stores are feeling the pinch of a softening economy. Business is down for most dealers--some, like Levitz in Modesto, are going out of business. Photographed on Thursday, January 24, 2008. Ted Benson/The Modesto Bee Modesto Bee
Local furniture stores are feeling the pinch of a softening economy. Business is down for most dealers--some, like Levitz in Modesto, are going out of business. Photographed on Thursday, January 24, 2008. Ted Benson/The Modesto Bee Modesto Bee

The furniture business weathers the housing storm

January 26, 2008 02:57 AM