Klaff’s — the popular home design store — closed its Westport location in 2013. The Taylor Place stockroom and storage area had been flooded a few months earlier, during Hurricane Sandy.
Now the flagship store in Norwalk is closed too.
The Norwalk Hour reports that the doors were shut “abruptly” yesterday, following 97 years in business.
CEO Joe Passero cited a “perfect storm” of factors, including internet competition, the 2015 arrival of a nearby Lowe’s, and the opening next year of the SoNo Collection mall at I-95 Exit 16.
Klaff’s former Westport store is now occupied by South Moon Under. There is no word on what will go into Klaff’s Norwalk space.