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Porters Of Racine Celebrates 150th Anniversary

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Porters of Racine, one of the midwest’s oldest retail establishments announced the celebration of its sesquicentennial this year. a mainstay in Racine, Wisconsin since 1857, Porters continues to offer fine furniture and interior design to its customers. it’s unusual for a retail establishment to reach its 150th birthday and even more uncommon when the store is locally owned, Says Micah Waters, vice president of Porters, “We take pride in continuing the legacy founded 150 years ago by W. A. Porter. Throughout its long history, this store has maintained a mission of offering only the finest in home furnishings, rugs and interior design.” to commemorate this milestone, Porters has redesigned many of the store’s showrooms, bringing in the the latest and finest in home furnishings. Replica pieces from theodore alexander and handcarved furniture from Karges grace the main showrooms. the Guild GalleRies, Porters’ model room settings, have been renovated with eight of the rooms featuring furniture from stickley. says h. Robert Waters, president of Porters, “We have a long-standing relationship with the Stickley Company. Advertising postcards created by Porters in the early 1900s show classic Mission furniture from Stickley. The quality and integrity of this furniture is indicative of Porters’ mission and continues to be one of our best-selling lines.” The highlight of Porters of Racine’s anniversary celebration is the $25,000 furniture shopping spree, to be awarded this Fall. one lucky winner will win $25,000 in merchandise from the store. (no purchase necessary.) With 80,000 square-feet of furniture, the winner will choose from one of the largest collections of home furnishings in the state. In addition to the shopping spree, Porters will be giving away specific pieces of furniture and accessories to other lucky winners.

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