Brook House, A Melrose Institution In The Bronx, Is Closing

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Brook House, New York’s largest furniture showroom has stood the test of time and the changing face and economics of Melrose. As the Third Avenue El was dismantled and Melrose and the South Bronx burned around it, Brook House stood.

Now after over 50 years serving the community and Bronxites alike with quality furnishings, the Kopstein family is saying goodbye as they begin the process of liquidating their inventory.

Opened in April of 1959 by Bronx born and raised Ben Kopstein, Brook House is scheduled to close its doors by the end of May of this year according to David Kopstein (Ben’s son), who’s worked at the family store for the past 27 years.  The 35,000 square foot building is being leased by the Kopstein family to Boom! Health for 25 years with an option to buy.  Boom! Health has big plans for the building, which sits across from the Old Bronx Courthouse, and the community, more of which we’ll get into greater detail.

In the meantime, make sure you head over to Brook House to say goodbye to a neighborhood fixture as well as take advantage of a good sale.

David Kopstein, who's worked at the family business for 27 years, assisting a customer. / ©welcome2thebronx.com

David Kopstein, who’s worked at the family business for 27 years, assisting a customer. / ©welcome2thebronx.com

Ben Kopstein, 81 (left) chatting with a Boom! Health employee who took a tour of what will be their new home. ©welcome2thebronx.com

Brook House founder, Ben Kopstein, (left) chatting with a Boom! Health employee who took a tour of what will be their new home. ©welcome2thebronx.com

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