Jordan’s Furniture closing early for presidential debate

(WTNH / Josh Scheinblum)
(WTNH / Josh Scheinblum)


BOSTON (WTNH) – – Furniture shoppers will not be able to shop at Jordan’s Furniture on September 26th after 8:00 p.m.

According to the Jordan’s Furniture public relations manager Heather Copelas, Eliot Tatelman announced at a MassPort in South Boston event that he will be closing all Jordan’s Furniture stores for the presidential debate one hour early on Monday.

His aim is to encourage his employees and customers to take this time to watch Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump go head-to-head in a live debate on September 26th from 9 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Tatelman explains the importance for people to stay politically informed.

This is a very important election for our families, for our children and for future generations. By watching the debate live, it will give people the opportunity to make an educated decision and cast a responsible vote, so we are closing all Jordan’s Furniture stores at 8pm next Monday.”

Jordan’s Furniture is the largest furniture and mattress retailer in New England and is well known for combining shopping with entertainment. It employs over 1,400 people across their six locations which include Avon, Natick, and Reading in Massachusetts; Nashua, New Hampshire; Warwick, Rhode Island; and New Haven, Connecticut.

Although all sites will be closed, Tatelman is hoping that other stores will follow this example.

I also hope that other companies and retailers consider closing and allowing their staff to do the same thing…go home and watch this important event on live TV with their loved ones. The world is changing. It is important that voters know who and what they are voting for by educating themselves. The upcoming debate will provide the political views and the personal characteristics of both candidates.”

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