Talk about life not being fair.
People have been forced to sit at home and binge on Netflix during the COVID-19 pandemic, so it would have been the perfect time to buy that La-Z-Boy you’ve always wanted.
The only problem is you haven’t been able to do that for the last six weeks because Kelowna La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries has been closed due to the pandemic.
That will change on Friday, when Kelowna La-Z-Boy, located at 103-1850 Spall Rd., opens for the first time since March 17. The new hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the store will be open five days a week, from Wednesday to Sunday, as life hopefully begins its return to normal.
“We’ll have a clean, safe environment for people to shop in,” general manager Ben Gwartney says. “We have lots of inventory that’s available for delivery right away, but we’re also still available to order in that special piece for anyone.”
La-Z-Boy is famous for its recliners, but it also has everything you could possibly need for your home. Chairs, sofas and love seats are among the store’s expansive inventory, as is furniture for the bedroom, kitchen, dining room and outdoors.
La-Z-Boy products are top of the line not only because of their comfort and technology, but they also serve practical needs as well. Gwartney got a clear indication of that earlier this week when he received a call from a senior in an Okanagan care home.
“Her chair broke, and she needs a new chair,” Gwartney says. “She just got out of surgery, and she can’t get out of her chair.
“This is exactly part of the reason why we need to be operational for people.”
The store is taking advantage of the federal government’s wage subsidy program that kicks in on Friday.
There will be a limited number of people allowed to be in the store at any one time, and there will be plenty of sanitizer and disinfectant on hand to ensure everyone’s safety. Cash will not be accepted; only cards can be used for payment.
The delivery crew members will also get back to work, although they will be able to take your new furniture to only your front door and not into your home.
“We’re looking forward to seeing our customers back,” Gwartney says, “and we’re looking forward to servicing them more safely.”
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