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Green Front closes for two weeks

Green Front Furniture has been added to the expansive list of businesses forced to temporarily close due to efforts to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus.

In an update to the community Friday, March 27, Green Front Furniture President Den Cralle announced that the business has decided to close all three of its locations for the next two weeks.

“We are closely monitoring this rapidly changing situation,” Cralle was quoted in the release.

Green Front Furniture’s flagship location in the Town of Farmville spans over 900,000 square feet.

The business also has locations in Manassas and Raleigh, North Carolina.

“The pandemic is affecting all of our local businesses, which will greatly affect the town’s revenue stream in the form of meals and lodging taxes along with BPOL (Business Professional and Occupational License taxes),” Farmville Mayor Whitus said following the announcement of Green Front’s closure. “The situation is very fluid and the town is closely monitoring. Our priority is taking all the necessary precautions to protect the health of our community and deal with the economic consequences as we move forward.”

Farmville Town Manager Scott Davis said that while the town will not see many specific revenue numbers regarding the virus’ local impact until mid to late April, town officials are “preparing for the decline in revenue” caused by the loss of business across Farmville.

“Any business closures in town will have a potential negative effect on our revenue stream,” Davis said.