Flores, California-based Casa Flores is closing its second floor cabinetry store in the city, bringing its workforce to just about half of the number of employees it had before the closure, according to a company spokeswoman.
The company has announced that the two-story, 11,500-square-foot building, which opened in 2013, will be torn down by the end of the year.
The decision was made last week and is part of a strategy to close and rebrand the store.
“The closure of Casa Floores has a huge impact on the local community and the residents who live in the area,” Casa President and CEO John O’Sullivan said in a statement.
“The closure will affect many of our community members and their families and friends.”
The store’s closure means that only a handful of employees will be retained at the Casa and will remain on-site at the building, O’ Sullivan said.
Casa Floros plans to offer its employees a new, fully-staffed, full-time position at a local furniture store.
The new position will be the third-highest-paid Casa employee in the state, according a spokesperson.
(Source: Casa Flores) While the Casas decision to close its second-floor store will have a ripple effect throughout the city and beyond, the company says it will not affect its long-term plans.
O’Sullivan told ABC News that Casa will continue to offer an extensive range of cabinetry and decorative furniture services.
In 2016, Casa made more than $1.5 billion in sales.