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Furniture company gets a second store

QUEENSBURY — Big Moose Furniture Co. has opened a second store in the region, setting up shop in the Mount Royal Plaza in Queensbury.

The company specializes in “high-quality rustic furnishings at fair prices” made in the U.S., according to its website. The company has operated a shop in Warrensburg for years, and now has a spot on the north end of the plaza on Route 9, next to OTB, as well.

The company sells indoor and outdoor furniture as well as accessories. The website shows it also sells Amish-made furniture.

The location is interesting, putting it just south of The Wood Carte and Furniture House stores on Route 9, making the corridor a mini-destination for those in the market for high-end furniture.

The company’s website indicates it’s affiliated with the Big Moose General Store in Lake George.

Chazen moves to Glens Falls location

GLENS FALLS — The Chazen Companies has moved its North Country office to a new and larger location, citing rapid company growth as the reason.

The new office is located at the historic Clark Brothers Glove Factory, also known as The Mill, at 20 Elm St., Glens Falls.

Chazen opened its North Country office in Glens Falls in 2000 and moved to Queensbury in 2013, according to a news release from Chazen.

“This expansion will continue to allow Chazen to serve and expand its presence in the marketplace, following the recent openings of our new offices,” said Mark Kastner, P.E., senior principal and president of The Chazen Companies. Those new offices are in White Plains; Portland, Oregon; and Nashville and Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Chazen is an employee-owned firm providing civil engineering, land surveying, planning, environmental and safety consulting, code services, landscape architecture, construction services, transportation planning and traffic engineering to clients in the private and public sectors.

Friendly’s closes six Northeast eateries

The parent company of the Friendly’s restaurant chain has closed six restaurants in New York and New England, but the local eateries are not on the closure list.

The company closed restaurants in East Greenbush; Bennington, Vermont; and Rutland, Vermont, as well as three others elsewhere in New England on Monday.

The Friendly’s locations in Queensbury and Wilton were not among those listed as closing.

The parent company, FIC Restaurants Inc., wrote in a prepared statement that the restaurants that were closed were not able to deliver “the customer experience that we are working to create.

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