Here’s what opened at this former N.B. Liebman Furniture store

Raymour & Flanigan Furniture and Mattresses has opened its third store in the midstate.

The building at 4705 Carlisle Pike in Hampden Township was home to N.B. Liebman Furniture from 1969 until it closed in May.

And it will continue as a furniture store.

Raymour & Flanigan Furniture and Mattresses held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday marking the official opening of the former N.B. Liebman Furniture location.

The company sells living room, bedroom and dining room furniture, mattresses and rugs among other items.

The 132,000-square-foot building sits on seven acres, according to a real estate listing.

The facility is about 10 minutes from downtown Harrisburg.

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Last year, N.B. Liebman Furniture had an agreement to sell the Carlisle Pike property to Lidl, a German discount supermarket chain. A land development plan was approved by township supervisors in July 2021 for the property to be turned into a grocery store. But, Lidl backed out of the deal at the last minute and the property went back on the market. N.B. Liebman Furniture closed in May. At one point N.B. Liebman Furniture was planning to stay in business and move to a smaller location but, in the end the Liebman family decided that with all of the things going on in the world that are impacting the furniture industry, now wasn’t the best time to start over in a new location.

N.B. Liebman Furniture & Mattress Showroom

N.B. Liebman Furniture & Mattress Showroom at 4705 Carlisle Pike. March 10, 2022. Dan Gleiter | [email protected]

N.B. Liebman had been in business in three different locations in the Harrisburg area dating back to 1946. Originally just called Liebman’s, the business traces its beginning back to the early 1900s in Philadelphia. Liebman’s was a junior department store that sold clothing, appliances, linens, sporting goods, jewelry, as well as furniture. In 1919, the company opened the its first furniture store. At one time there were more than 10 furniture stores under the Liebman, N.B. Liebman and Benesch names.

As for Raymour & Flanigan, the retailer opened its first store in midstate in May on Lindle Road in Swatara Township in a former Wolf’s Furniture store. This summer it opened its second store in the midstate at 380 N. Northern Way in Springettsbury Township, York County. The retailer also plans to open a store at 371 Eisenhower Drive in Hanover. There’s no opening date set at the moment for that store.

Raymour & Flanigan opened its first store 75 years ago in Syracuse, New York, and has more than 130 stores throughout the Northeast.

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