t all began in the early 1930s in the dust storms and Depression. Ben and Eva Winter opened a lunch room, gas station and homemade custard shop, â€œThe Howdy Come In,â€? on Highway 50 west of Emporia. They did it on $600. A hitchhiker stopped in with two suitcases, one for clothes and one for his cabinetmaker tools. The Winters hired him to build a childâ€™s chifferobe for Bobby, the new baby. A partnership was born: Ben started to buy used furniture at local auctions and the cabinetmaker would recondition it for sale in a converted dairy barn. The Winters soon opened a full-line furniture store in town. A generation later Bob Winter and wife Joyce moved to Denver, Colorado, after college and Bob worked as a furniture buyer. They returned to Emporia to become partners in the family store before moving to Topeka.
Bob and Joyce opened Discovery Furniture in 2000 in partnership with son Jeff and his wife June (and their two daughters and son). A graduate engineer, Jeff spent 16 years as a manager for Maytag. Discovery continues to have a passion for helping people have more beautiful and comfortable homes.
ur Accessory Selection is second to none anywhere in the Midwest! More of everything youâ€™re looking for to put the finishing touches on your home and do it at prices that will keep a smile on your face and some change in your pocket! Our accessory selection includes everything from Major accent pieces like a secretary, entertainment center or mirror the size of a wall, to the tiniest jewelry pieces and everything in-between. We have as much inventory in accessories as we do furniture displayed in our showroomâ€Śbecause we know how important they are to making a home. Each accessory piece is a one-of-a-kind chosen with you in mind. We have wall and floor art in great variety at prices that will delight you. Fresh new things are added all the time so you should see new additions every time youâ€™re in. Come often and soon.
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