For Chris and Rhonda James, some leftover furniture led to an unexpected business venture.

They were changing their living room suite earlier this year and were looking for a place to dispose of their old furniture. Chris took it to The Salvation Army where it quickly sold for $100.

The quick sale gave Chris the idea to start a pre-owned furniture store. After investigating the area, he found there were no such stores in Hopkinsville, Madisonville or Clarksville, Tenn.

Chris said much of their inventory comes from people who are upgrading and want to make a profit on their leftover pieces. The Jameses have a warehouse next to their business on Canton Street for storage. They don’t charge the owners a storage fee. Their furniture ranges from $65 to $300 for individual pieces.

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