In the modern world, it’s difficult to find a longstanding store that hasn’t been taken over by a larger corporate conglomerate to turn the location into an inviting, if generic, mass market store. The Tacoma-Fife area has several longstanding independent businesses, but perhaps none match the history and grandeur of Seldens Home Furnishings, located at, 1801 62nd Ave. E in Fife. Not only is Seldne’s preparing to celebrate its 75th anniversary; the store has remained family owned and operated the entire time it has existed. “I remember coming to the store as a child. I have fond memories of running around the vast showroom space,” says Scott Selden, current Seldens Home Furnishing President. “We’ve evolved quite a bit since back then. Our extensive designer home furnishing products and our professional interior design team allow us to serve the needs of a wide array of homes and families across the Puget Sound.” To celebrate this historic milestone, Seldens will be offering several promotions throughout March for the customers that have supported them for the better part of a century, including a $2,500 shopping spree with contributions from some of the store’s top vendors.
“The customer is king. That was my dad’s motto from day one and it is still the guiding principle of our company.”
The closeness of the Selden family is infectious, and employees feel just as much like family as the management. “We have a very big family atmosphere and my great grandfather instilled that even to our team members that work for us. We take care of them, they take care of our customers, they care just as much about this place as we do,” Cross said.