|Carolynn and Craig Reis celebrate 18 years of ownership at Best Furniture Gallery.|
(Img: Best Furniture Gallery website)
By Jessie Eden
Best Furniture Gallery, located in the Midway District, has been providing beautiful furnishing options for the Fort Thomas community and surrounding communities for 75 years. The store, started by Charlie Best, has routinely welcomed several generations of customers, some who even knew Charlie personally.
Carolynn and Craig Reis bought the business in 2002 and has continued this legacy.
Carolynn and Craig Reis became just the second set of owners for the Best Furniture Gallery. The Reis' celebrated 18 years of ownership just a few weeks ago on May 2 and although the Covid-19 pandemic has changed how they interact with the community, they are adapting.
The store has been closed to in-person traffic since March 23 and in accordance to Governor Beshear's orders, they store will not be fully open to in-person shopping until May 20.
In an e-newsletter sent out on May 2, the Reis' elaborated on their situation. "While we feel this long shutdown is very unfortunate, we have been managing quite well, all things considered, " the e-newsletter by the Reis' stated. "A lot of wonderful things have happened in those 18 years and while we could have never imagined or planned for times like these, we know we will come through this stronger than ever and even more appreciative of all the relationships we have developed with our customers, employees, and community...or as we like to call you, friends."