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DFW Furniture Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Three DFW furniture stores in the Pittsburgh area have closed their doors, after the Columbus, Ohio-based company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

The stores are in McCandless, Pleasant Hills and Washington.

A notice posted on the door of the McCandless store says it hopes to reopen in early December after a bankruptcy court hearing.

Chris Portman told KDKA-TV News that he bought furniture at the McCandless store three weeks ago. He was told it might not be shipped for another month and a half.

When he asked for his $700 back, he was told he couldn’t because of the bankruptcy filing.

“We bought an Ashley Furniture-branded recliner sofa and a loveseat with a console in it, and we started making some payments – $50 on a Visa card and $726 in cash,” said Portman.

Portman, after filling out a claim form, is applying to the court as a creditor, to try to recoup at least some of his losses. He says he feels abandoned by DFW.

“If I could recoup anything that would be a positive for my wife and I,” he said.

You can go to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Ohio website for more information on how to apply. Click here to visit their website.

The Bankruptcy filing number is 13-59015.

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