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THAN A CENTURY OF BUSINESS WILL SOON COME TO AN END...

GENERATIONS OF FAMILIES HAVE SHOPPED AT BATTE FURNITURE AND INTERIORS...

NO DOUBT SOMEONE WATCHING TONIGHT, MAY BE PARKED IN FRONT OF THE TV, WATCHING THIS ON A COUCH FROM THE STORE!

4 GENERATIONS OF PROVIDING FURNISHINGS FOR MANY HOMES IN THE JACKSON METRO, AND

BEYOND..

MY GREAT GRANDFATHER STARTED THE BUISNESS...UH, MY GRANDFATHER RAN IT FOR A NUMBE OF YEARS...MY DAD, AND THEN ME NEARLY 50 OF THOSE 135 YEARS JOHN BATTE HAS

BEEN AT THE HELM OF THE BUISNESS...47 TO B EXACT...

THE KNOWLEDGE, AND EXPERTISE IS THERE...

WE TRY TO SET UP UH, MORE OR LESS ROOM SETTINGS, SO THAT PEOPLE CAN ENVISION IT IN THIER HOMES.

UH, WE'RE VERY ECCLECTIC SO WHY CLOSE NOW? HE SAYS...IT'S JUST TIME...

I TURNED 70 UH, IN DECEMBER...AND HAVE ALWAYS SORT OF TARGETED 70         ABOUT RETIREMENT. UH...I DO NOT

HAVE ANY FAMILY TO COME INTO THE BUISNESS, AND WE MADE THE DECISION A NUMBER OF YEARS AGO, THAT IF THERE'S NOT A BATTE TO RUN I THEN WE JUST WON'T RUN IT AFTER

THE DOORS CLOSE, AND THE LIGHTS ARE TURNED OFF FOR THE LAST TIME, BATTE SAYS HE'LL SPEND MORE TIME WITH FAMILY, AND EXPLORE OTHER INTERESTS... BUT BEFORE ANY OF THAT HAPPENS, HE

AN HIS TEAM ARE PREPARING FOR ONE FINAL EVENT...

BATTE'S STORE CLOSING RETIREMENT SALE..

ALL OF THE MERCHANDISE THAT WE'RE OFFERING DURIN THIS SALE, IS FROM OUR REGULAR STOCK. WE HAVE NOT BROUGHT IN A BUNCH OF JUNK TO SELL. AND THAT

PART OF THE IDEA...WE'RE, WE'RE SELLIN' PEOPLE QUALITY FURNITURE MAYBE IT COULD BE CALLED THE SALE OF THE CENTURY...

IT WILL AT LEAST BE THE MOST BITTERSWEET SALE AT BATTE'S...

WE HAVE BEEN BLESSED WITH WONDERFUL CUSTOMERS. UH, AND

VERY LOYAL CUSTOMERS OVER THE YEARS. UH...WHO JU ALWAYS SUPPORTED US         BATTE FURNITURE AND INTERIORS

ACTUAL CLOSED IT'S DOORS TODAY... BUT, DON'T WORRY...THEY ARE PREPARING FOR THAT GRAND FINALIE CLOSIN SALE, FEATURING WHAT THEY ARE

CALLIN UNPRECEDENTED DISCOUNTS'! AND BATTE ALSO TELLS US, ANY SPECIAL ORDERS WILL NOT BE AFFECTED BY THE CLOSING...

TROY JOHNSON...16 WAPT NEWS AT 10...

BATTE FURNITURE AND INTERIORS WILL BE HAVING A FINAL SALE TO GET RID OF ALL O

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