Mike Reynolds first opened the doors of Peoples Furniture on the first business day in January, 1935 — in the depth of the Great Depression. Businesses had failed all over the place, but Peoples thrived.
The business is still in the Reynolds family. Brian Reynolds, Mike’s grandson, and his wife, Kim, represent the second generation of the Reynolds family to run the store. Brian inherited the store after Mike died in 2012 at the age of 99.