Closure alert: Vintage furniture store The Touch is calling it quits

A move to escape soaring commercial rents on Valencia Street was apparently not enough to save neighborhood furniture store The Touch.

The antique furniture store, which relocated to 2221 Mission St., near 18th, in 2013, is having a close-out sale today. An ad for the 75-percent-off sale says The Touch’s owner, David Chen, is closing the store due to a large rent increase. Chen “has decided to move on to another endeavor.” Yelp already lists the store as closed.

The Touch was previously at 956 Valencia St. for 11 years, but moved after their building’s new owner raised the rent from $6,100 to $16,000 a month, according to an October 2013 Mission Local article.

[Photo by Erich]

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