Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Bye-Bye Batte

Batte Furniture will soon close.  The 136 year-old furniture store announced on Facebook today:


Batte Furniture and Interiors will be closed from Thursday, September 19th until Friday, September 27th at 10am in order to make massive storewide markdowns for their Retirement/Store Closing Sale!

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think it was because of the potholes-

Anonymous said...

I will miss them. Always wonderful and different ideas. Not your standard furniture store.

Anonymous said...

My wife cried a little. Pretty sure my wallet cheered. Whew.

Out of Jxn said...

who cares

Anonymous said...

I finance my overpriced particleboard and polyester furniture from Miskelly's

Anonymous said...

Should’ve consulted Jerry Lake.

Anonymous said...

No it's because the lazy decendants are cashing out, they have already left Mississippi.

PittPanther said...

How do you "cash out" if he's just closing and not selling the business?

Anonymous said...

As usual on this blog, a fine group of people showing kindness to their fellow man.

Anonymous said...

I got all my furniture from goodwill. Peoples get tired of looking at the same old furniture. Get some good stuff their.

Anonymous said...

I am absolutely dumbfounded they lasted this long

Anonymous said...

I very briefly worked in the office. Not very helping teaching me the ropes. I met some really good designers that seamed to know what they were doing.

Not surprised it’s closing at all.

Anonymous said...

"I am absolutely dumbfounded they lasted this long "


Yeah - I'm sure you remember the local business climate here when they opened 136 years ago.

You sound like one of Joe Biden's "memories"

Anonymous said...

Out-dated styles that were over priced. John was nice though.

Anonymous said...

Furniture stores have a hard time in today's climate unless they have multiple locations and exclusive lines from manufactures... Batte furniture had none of these. The family that lives in eastover that has juniker and interior spaces has hammered this market pretty heavy as has the 2 stores in fondren and the one near highland village.

Anonymous said...

A company spokesperson said things just haven’t been the same since Jokers Tavern closed.

Anonymous said...

Styles were very outdated. Almost had the Brady bunch era in every piece they sold. If you like retro modern furniture they were you cup of tea. My couch is from there... Yes my wife loved the store... me not so much!!!

Anonymous said...

A furniture store has to sell at least two hundred mattresses a day now to remain viable.

But...a WEEK to mark down furniture? The standard industry tricks no doubt. Half of Half plus another third and throw a dart at the balloon board for your final markdown. Yes, Jerry Lake is the master (when it thunders).

Anonymous said...

I'm sure all the people in fondren and NE Jackson are heartbroken there eclectic store for furniture is gone. Plus the stoic belhaven furniture chic cool cats.

Anonymous said...

at 8:35 AM, bitter much? Good lord.

annonymus said...

Do ya'll like anybody or anything anywhere? Many some seem bitter about most everything

TomTom said...

136 years... What a legacy! Sorry to see this icon go... Go bless y'all during your retirement!

Louis LeFleur said...

Enjoy your retirement, John. Four generations is an incredible legacy in retail.

Anonymous said...

Batte has been a place to get quality new furniture from the best American family owned furniture making companies like Sherrill and also had the best quality textiles.

They also have understood the value of customer service and courtesy.

Unlike furniture from China and other places overseas that is cheaply made, the wood has be dried so it won't crack at Batte. The fabrics are well woven.

We live in a time when we know the cost of everything but the value of nothing and imagine that everything that glitters is gold.

The worst of it is, that American's have been sold on " styles" that are cheaply made, but cleverly veneered so you are paying quality prices for cheap products. Even the metals are thin and poor quality.

We gut, bizarrely alter and level historic architecture or let it go to ruin. Every gut job is predictable these days.

What the hell are we doing?

Anonymous said...

It took them too long to figure out that they needed to leave that location. Took them too long to admit they needed armed guards outside the front door. By then brides and those able to purchase expensive furniture had other options in Madison County, Rankin County and the Internet.

Anonymous said...

Staying in that location as the area declined over the last 20 years was a terrible business decision.

Anonymous said...

I blame Hooters for closing. Obviously the two businesses attracted a shared clientele...

Anonymous said...

Class act..classy furniture..classy peoole

Yes they shiukd have looked to Jerry Lake. They ciuld have had a flood..a fire..the, a tirnado. Maybe locusts !!

Anonymous said...

11:03
Plenty of there clients were in woodland hills eastover I saw a batte truck almost daily in Meadowbrook highlands and also clients from belhaven my ex wife in the Barrington was a staple of there business.

Anonymous said...

Lol at thinking someone from Rankin county shops at Batte

Anonymous said...

Do you really believe this SALE is not of one of the same models used by Jerry Lake? It is simply different language.

Modern furniture stores and Jewelry Stores are nothing more than a Tower Loan masked by sales of particle board and costume jewelry.

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