R.I.P. Robert’s Home Furnishings building

The former Robert’s Home Furnishings building at 2102 W. Superior St. in Lincoln Park was torn down last week. Robert Rothenberger launched furniture retail business in 1987 and closed its doors in October 2018 upon retirement. Roberts was part of  the “big three” furniture stores that anchored the West End for decades. The building was constructed 1890 as a lumber warehouse. Rachel Development, based in St. Michael, Minn., plans to build a four-story, 74-unit housing project on the site. Rothenberger died in November. Photo by Mark Nicklawske.



about 3 years ago

My memory of that neck is from the 1970s and it included TV commercials. Wasn't there the Goldfine sons or some such? I recall hands waving ... exaggerative TV bits during the news ... Marsh Nelson or some guy with a bad hair hat.

Paul Lundgren

about 3 years ago

From the PDD Video Archive , a 1990 Robert's Home Furnishings TV ad.

And we promise a 1980s John Goldfine for S&J Goldfine Furniture commercial at some later date.

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