Thursday, March 05, 2009
Dearden's downtown L.A. store at 7th and Main streets, shown in 1979, started out as a small furniture seller. It has expanded its selection of goods over the years to include perfume, watches, cookware and more. This is just the latest recession that the downtown seller of furniture and other items has faced. The ability to change is seen as a factor in its staying power. In today's retail environment, stores are lucky to keep their doors open. Dearden's, a furniture, electronics and appliances store in downtown Los Angeles, has done it for 99 years. And fingers are crossed for many more.