West Ashley furniture store closing in March

Sofa Super Store

Sofa Super Store said its West Ashley store has fallen victim to the poor economy.

The locally owned retailer said the Wappoo Road showroom will close March 31. Sofa Super Store’s North Charleston and Mount Pleasant locations will remain open.

The company noted that furniture sales nationwide have been declining because of the sluggish real estate market.

The retailer had used the Wappoo Road for its furniture clearance business from 2001 until 2007, when its nearby Sofa Super Store on Savannah Highway was destroyed in a blaze that killed nine Charleston firefighters.

It was reopened as Sofa Super Store around August 2007.