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Local furniture store reopens after 75 years in business


After 75 years in service, Smitty's Furniture store is back in Barrie.

On Saturday, they celebrated a triumphant return by opening a new location on Byrne Drive.

The family-owned business is being taken over by its fourth generation.

"It's been a really incredible, warm response from people who remembered us from sixteen years ago from when we were last here," says Smitty's Vice-President of Operations, Matt Gray.

"We specialize in Canadian-made products, and a lot of amazing brands that are actually built in the area are here."

The company says one of its main focuses is sustainability.

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