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Bliss Home closes in Nashville, liquidates store inventory

  • Bliss Home will keep Knoxville and Louisville locations open.
  • The owners said they are grateful to the Nashville community but decided against renewing their lease.

Bliss Home in Nashville will close and liquidate its inventory, the independent furniture retailer announced.

The furniture company’s Knoxville and Louisville locations will remain open. After more than 10 years in business, Schimmel and Sorenson said they chose not to extend their lease.

“We are so grateful to our hard-working staff and to the Nashville community for the outpouring of support they have shown our family over the last 12 years,” the pair said in a joint statement.

A liquidation sale began March 14 and will continue until all the inventory is sold.

The home furnishings retailer was started in 2003 by husband-and-wife duo Scott Schimmel and Lisa Sorensen with a downtown Knoxville storefront. The Nashville location, at 2711 8th Ave. S, opened in 2012.

Bliss Home closes in Nashville, liquidates store inventory

Why are furniture stores going out of business today?

Bliss Home joins the growing ranks of independent retail companies that have down operations in Nashville. Friedman’s Army Navy Outdoor Store in January announced the closure of its last Nashville storefront after 74 years in business.

Locally-owned outdoors retailer Sport Seasons also closed its last Nashville location this year after more than 35 years in business.