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Cella Luxuria in Center City is closing with a big sale

Two restaurants will replace the two stores

A storefront in Philadelphia with a sign that says “Store closing up to 80 percent off.”
Cella Luxuria at 1214-16 Chestnut is closing to make way for two restaurants.
Photo by Melissa Romero

The sign says it all: The massive Cella Luxuria is closing both of its locations on Chestnut Street, and hosting a massive liquidation sale of its stock of rustic, contemporary, and midcentury modern furniture to boot.

Yesterday, two large signs hung from its two buildings at 1214-16 Chestnut Street that read, “Store closing up to 80%.” The store also posted a notice of the liquidation sale on its Facebook page.

A store employee told Curbed Philly that there is no official closing timeline for Cella Luxuria, but estimated that it will probably be in about four to six weeks.

There are no plans for the store to re-open in a new location.

The furniture stores’ closure will make way for two restaurants: Porta and Brickwall Tavern, according to the Inquirer, which first reported about the restaurant openings in late March.

Cella Luxuria recently made Curbed Philly’s list of top design and furniture stores. The massive two-story store first set up shop on Chestnut Street in 2013 and advertised itself as having “rustic and chic” furniture offerings. It then expanded to the property next door, opening a 12,000-square-foot Cella Luxuria Domus that catered to more modern and contemporary furniture. A third location on South Street opened in 2015, but has since closed.

Posted by Cella Luxuria on Thursday, March 30, 2017

The closing of Cella Luxuria, while unfortunate, doesn’t leave the neighborhood without any furniture options. West Elm and Luxe Home are down the street on the 1300 block of Chestnut, and soon the Design Center will open within the massive East Market development.