May 26, 2022

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Office furniture resale company opens Danbury store, capitalizes on pandemic ‘work from home’

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DANBURY — Just after droves of staff were abruptly explained to they’d be performing from property indefinitely two a long time back, Russell Castro’s cellphone started to ring.

As a substitute of substantial organizations contacting to order superior-conclusion office home furnishings from his workplace liquidation and re-sale enterprise, he was receiving inquiries from individuals seeking for an affordable way to furnish their new — and often makeshift — property workplaces.

Desire changed so a lot that he commenced seeking into smaller sized retail shops to fulfill unique clients’ wants, relatively than the standard enormous business buildings. Based in North Brunswick, N.J., OFIS Home furnishings, LLC began internet hosting pop-up retail places in Very long Island, Pennsylvania, and New York, and opened a permanent retail locale in Florida. And on the very first cold weekend in March, Russell Castro opened a next retail site in Danbury with the help of his brother, Rick Castro, who now manages the retail store.

“They’re acknowledging that they are likely to be operating from residence a ton longer now or permanently, and they want to ‘up’ their place of work home furniture for their dwelling,” Russell Castro, president of OFIS Furnishings, LLC, spelled out. “It was basically tens of millions of staff members that had been operating from dwelling in the total tri-condition area, so our market place pool was much much larger now. But we were being only undertaking just one chair at a time.”

Rick Castro life in New Fairfield and runs numerous small companies in the place. He knew the retail landscape and assumed Danbury would be a primary site for a retail workplace.

“It’s really doing work out properly amongst us from both of those our encounters, from my staying in the outside retail environment to handle these styles of destinations and with his awareness with the household furniture and the desires that he sees out there,” Rick Castro claimed. “I feel we are a great team collectively in that regard.”

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