GARDNER, Mass. - Rome Furniture, a 74-year-old maker of home furniture and Howard Miller clocks, is closing its doors and selling its 60,000-square-foot manufacturing space.
 
The family-owned Rome Furniture will sell its Massachusetts, which features four floors at around 14,000 square feet each, at an undisclosed asking price. The property was last assessed for $446,000. The company had its final liquidation sale last month.
 
Rome told The Telegram that the last five years have been extremely challenging. A Rome spokesperson said that nearby big-box stores have a much greater ability to buy and sell than smaller and independent businesses. The company said a rise in online shopping was a contributing factor.
 
The company also highlighted the decline of the town of Gardner, reported The Telegram. 
 
 

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