Interview: Santa Rosa Downtown Mainstay Pedersen’s Furniture is Slated to Close

 

After 126 years doing business in downtown Santa Rosa, Pedersen’s Furniture is closing their doors in March of 2019. Owner and operator Ken Pedersen talks about the difficulty of proactively deciding to close his family’s generational business, what it means to the Pedersen family to have been a staple of the community for so long, how the family and staff have been dealing with the decision, and what’s next for him as he approaches retirement: