In its heyday as a shopping mecca, Newark was a the place to come for sofas, dinning room tables and bedroom sets.Furniture stores Borok’s, Bushberg’s, Meyers, Moss and Carter dotted Broad, Springfield and Market streets. The department store Bamberger’s also sold furniture. But over the years, the stores closed, and what was once known as furniture row became a misnomer.
Now Borok’s, which has called 888 Broad St. its home since 1936, is shutting its doors June 30. “This is the last legitimate furniture store left in the city,” said Bert Borok, 77, the owner of Borok’s Home Furnishings.