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Kashou Carpets closing after 108 years in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- One of the oldest carpet stores in the country has announced their decision to close.

Bob Kashou, owner of Kashou Carpets, has announced the closing of their east side location.  

According to the release, the location will be liquidating its inventory and closing its doors by the end of 2018.

As a special tribute, a teardrop will be painted on the popular east side leopard mural located on the side of Kashou Carpet.

Kashou Carpets will begin the transition on August 23, 2018 when customers are notified.

The store will be closed on August 31 and September 1 to prepare. On September 3, everything in the store will be on sale in order to liquidate all merchandise.

December 1, 2018 will be the last day individuals can purchase a rug or carpeting from Kashou Carpets.

“It is difficult to say goodbye, but I’m going to focus this time on giving thanks to my grandfather who came to this country with a hope, a dream, and made a life-supporting business not just for himself, but for three generations of our family and our exceptional employees,” said Bob Kashou, owner of Kashou Carpets.

Kashou is looking at pursuing other opportunities in the area after the store closes.

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