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The GRAND FORKS HERALD reported that, "Conlin's Furniture is moving out of its 46,000-square-foot building and into a mall. Zimmerman's Furniture will be moving in its retail operations this spring." The entire article can be viewed at www.grandforks.com ____________ The ST. PETERSBURG TIMES PASCO Online reports the opening of a new Ethan Allen store on the "southeast corner of State Road 56 and Interstate 75 for a 18,000-square-foot showroom." ____________ According to the article, the store will join Ashey, Leader's Casual and, of course Rooms To Go stores in the same general area. The article can be found at www.sptimes.com ____________ THE GAZETTE (www.galaxgazette.com/news) reported that Vaughan Furniture will close its EC Dodson manufacturing plant resulting in 200 lost jobs. The article stated that company president Bill Vaughn cited rising costs and competitive Chinese iimports as reasons for the plant shut down. It was further noted that this closing comes just before Webb Furniture is scheduled to close its local plant and lay off more than 300 workers. ____________

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