MECHANICVILLE – DiSiena Furniture, a leading retailer of furniture, bedding and home accents in the Capital District for 70 years, is closing its two Mechanicville stores.
A going-out-of-business sale at both locations commences on Wednesday, Sept. 13.
The two stores consist of more than 100,000 square feet of merchandise. The main store at 115 Round Lake Avenue is an upscale design center with mid- to higher-end furniture showcased on two floors. The second store, located at 80 Central Avenue, is a retail outlet setting. The two stores are in close proximity, making them easy to shop in one visit.
DiSiena Furniture was founded in 1947 by Bernard and Angie DiSiena. The couple started in business selling Christmas trees out of their garage. That entrepreneurial spirit led them to begin selling kitchen cabinets and appliances, and then dinettes. After the sudden death of her husband in 1975, Angie took over the business with the help of her family.
In 1998, DiSiena Furniture survived a direct hit by the Mechanicville-Stillwater tornado, which swept through the area, causing major destruction along the Hudson River. The store suffered severe damage, but DiSiena and her family got the business back up and going as quickly as possible and expanded their operations.
Today, DiSiena Furniture is owned and operated by Salvadore DiSiena and his sister Carol Zappone, along with their spouses Susan DiSiena and Michael Zappone. A brother, Bernard DiSiena, is a partner in the corporation. The partners have decided to close their stores for a number of reasons, including rising costs, increased competition from online retailers and a desire to pursue new opportunities.In addition to the going-out-of-business sale of all merchandise, the owners plan to sell the property on which their stores are located.
“We have quite a range of merchandise, including lamps, grandfather clocks, curios, a huge area rug display, adult and children's bedroom furniture, kitchen, living room, and dining room furniture, bars, accent pieces and unusual pieces you might not find in other furniture stores,” said Carol Zappone.
DiSiena Furniture’s goal has always been to provide great value and exceptional service — “to go above and beyond the expected,” Zappone added. “We've always been known for selling better quality things, things that will last. Our motto is: ‘Drive a little, save a lot.’ ”
Over the years, DiSiena Furniture has become upstate New York’s destination for stylish, quality furnishings at an exceptional value, added Salvadore DiSiena. In addition to Mechanicville, the company’s stores serve customers in Albany, Clifton Park, Troy, Saratoga, Schenectady and the surrounding area.
“This sale event offers customers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to buy brand name furniture at going-out-of-business prices,” DiSiena said. “We look forward to seeing many old friends during the sale. We want to thank all of our customers for their loyal patronage over these many years.”
Everything in the store will be sold before the closing. DiSiena Furniture features furniture and bedding products from well-known brands such as Bernhardt, Broyhill, Flexsteel, La-Z-Boy, Sealy, Serta, Stearns and Foster and Thomasville. The company also offers a wide variety of quality, handmade rugs sourced from leading manufacturers around the world. A huge selection of product will be available during the sale event, with discounts of up to 70 percent.
Products are being offered on a first-come, first-served basis. “We suggest shoppers come in early for the best selection,” said Carol Zappone.