Long-time NY window retailer to close
October 13, 2003,
Come the third week of November, long-time window retailer Guests Curtains will close its doors after decades in business.
The curtain business has also changed over the years as the number of vendors dwindled. However, "people in the industry were always good to us. Even though we were not a major chain, we were always treated fairly."
His family has been in the textiles business "for as long as I can remember," and it had the distinction of becoming the first Fieldcrest distributor in Manhattan, he said. Kfare first had a store on 125th Street and Lenox Avenue, but then joined his uncle in the business here.
Kfare still hasn't decided what he wants to do now, though he's had a few job offers. But of his textiles days he said, "it's been a great run and a lot of fun."