Brook House to close for good after more than 50 years in business

The owners of Brook House furniture store say

The owners of Brook House furniture store say it's time to close up shop.

MELROSE - It's been a staple in the Melrose section of the Bronx for more than half a century, but now the owners of Brook House say it's time to go.

On May 31, Brook House will close its doors for good. In its place will be a new state-of-the-art health facility.

The owners say the neighborhood has dramatically changed and is developing rapidly. They say 56 years is a long time in business.

The senior vice president of the new health facility says he hopes to contribute to the surrounding community just like Brook House.

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