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New England retailer closing stores early for presidential debate


The CEO of Jordan’s Furniture wants folks to watch the upcoming presidential debate, which is scheduled for Sept. 26 from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. EST.

“This is a very important election for our families, for our children and for future generations,” said Eliot Tatelman, president and CEO, Jordan’s Furniture, which his owned by Berkshire Hathaway. “By watching the debate live, it will give people the opportunity to make an educated decision and cast a responsible vote, so we are closing all Jordan’s Furniture stores at 8 p.m. next Monday.”

Jordan’s Furniture is known for its mega-stores which combine furniture and home furnishings with entertainment attractions. Its newest location, a 200,000-sq.-ft. store in New Haven, includes an elaborate indoor rope course, a water show with light and sound effects, a pizzeria and ice cream counter.

The company operates six locations in New England.
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