Westport is awash in women’s clothing stores.
We don’t need another nail salon.
But we do need stores like Furniture on Consignment.
Jim Klinko’s shop has been in town for 35 years. Featuring “black Friday pricing” every day for home decorations, artwork, furs and other goods, it was located for over 2 decades near the Big & Tall shop.
Twelve years ago — due to rising rent — Furniture on Consignment moved down the Post Road, next to J&J Auto near Super Stop & Shop.
Now Klinko is moving again. Once again, the reason is rent.
Furniture on Consignment heads back across Route 1. The new location is 1435 Post Road East — the former Leonce Antiques. (Back in the day, it was Tirreno Buick — before he moved across the street.)
“I’m just a local business trying to stay alive,” Klinko says. “I work hard to make a living — 7 days a week.”
Like a lot of mom and pops, he adds, “landlords are squeezing us out.”
Much of his merchandise is marked down, from its already low prices. He hopes to move much of it before April 1 — when he makes his next move.