UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:53am
WACO - Several furniture stores around Waco are in danger of closing.
Owners say it is because furniture is no longer a necessity, but rather a luxury.
They say it is due to the recession and foreign competition.
The Waco Tribune reports the city of Waco has issued 305 building permits in 2009 compared to 386 in 2008.