Pizazz Furniture in the Delmar Loop Closing

Categories: Bidness

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Lindsay Toler
Pizazz Furniture in the Delmar Loop is closing.
After eight years in the Delmar Loop, Pizazz Furniture store is closing its doors.

Owner Dan Neenan, who's been selling furniture here and in Columbia for 40 years, says he's closing the store to spend more time with his grandkids.

"I've been doing this since I was 22, and it's been over 40 years," Neenan tells Daily RFT. "No one is interested in continuing this. It's time for me to move on."

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Lindsay Toler
The owner says he'll close when everything is sold.
Neenan opened his first store in Columbia, Missouri, in 1974. When it became a success, he sold it to the manager, moved to St. Louis and started dealing furniture out of the Delmar Loop.

When Futon Express dissolved eight years ago, Neenan moved in, opening a contemporary furniture store.

"This is the last hurrah," Neenan says. He's discounting his wares and plans to close the doors officially when there's nothing left to sell. "We are not opening up again."

Neenan says there's no word yet as to who will move into his vacant storefront, located on the eastern edge of the Loop near Thai Gaiyang Cafe.

Neenan doesn't like the word "retirement," but that's what he's headed for.

"My intention is to travel and write some poetry and spend time outside and maybe catch up on some books."

Follow Lindsay Toler on Twitter at @StLouisLindsay. E-mail the author at Lindsay.Toler@RiverfrontTimes.com.


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63 comments
janedyer12
janedyer12

Great Post! Whenever I read your blog, it gives me so much new information. The way you have shared each and every part of the article is awesome. I Am planning to open an store for selling modern contemporary sofas, If you have any idea about the expenses please share.

Brook D'Crook
Brook D'Crook

this is boring. does someone at rft know this guy or the landlord and are they trying to hook them up somehow

John Null
John Null

Something much cooler will replace it.

Adam Tilford
Adam Tilford

Oh, and a locally owned grocery store, Global Foods, will be opening across the street with one of St. Louis's top chefs, Ben Poremba, doing a prepared food counter inside it. And next to that a 24 hour diner. Sounds pretty fucking sweet to me.

Adam Tilford
Adam Tilford

I can think of four local owned businesses that opened within a block from there last year. Piccione Bakery, Blueprint Coffee, Chubbies and Mission Taco. So I politely disagree with some of these statements.

Vikki Alper Williams
Vikki Alper Williams

But like it's been said rent so high hard for local original business to be part of the Loop community anymore. It's sad because that was what The Loop was all about and now they have gotten very far away from the awesome local vibe.

Michael Coleman
Michael Coleman

The sad fact is that Ed is probably right. Too few originals / local businesses have been a part of the development boom of the last 10 years.

Vince Darnell
Vince Darnell

Tropical Liqueurs would be nice and different.

Vince Darnell
Vince Darnell

Tropical Liqueurs would be nice and different

Dawn Davis
Dawn Davis

Delmar Lounge to move back!! I miss it so much! Good food, good peeps...

Jason Cox
Jason Cox

Bring back Rag-O-Rama and do tattoos out of the back

Tammy Pendino
Tammy Pendino

A mexican mercado/restaraunt, in the style of Gringo Jones mixed with a cafe the kind you would visit in a quaint Mexican village sans the federales with their AK-47s.

Ed Aller
Ed Aller

Let's just face that the only people that can afford the rent there will be another corporate burrito joint or cell phone provider.

Vikki Alper Williams
Vikki Alper Williams

An awesome unique boutique . I have one in particular in mind in someone would PM about deets.

Vikki Alper Williams
Vikki Alper Williams

Who's the Lanlord? I might have an idea but need to move fast on this. Another week or so will be to late.

Kalina M.
Kalina M.

Nooo it had cool stuff :/ way expensive though, no wonder

Katie Markert
Katie Markert

That place was so ridiculously overpriced. No wonder it shut down

Nathan Wambold
Nathan Wambold

...are there already too many art gallery/local artisan consignment shops in there area?...is that possible? lol

Angero Pelez
Angero Pelez

A real Mexican taco joint that's not on Cherokee street.

Dan Meehan
Dan Meehan

I, like Chris, always just thought this place was Pizzaz.

Dana Geister
Dana Geister

I didn't realize the corner store was gone. Shows you how much I pay attention! Where have people been going to get their Mad Dog, Boone's Farm and single cigarettes?

Dean Berry
Dean Berry

That block doesn't have a chipotle yet, so get on it.

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