‘Knock on Wood’ furniture store reopens after being destroyed in fire

This is a photo of a sign outside of the Knock on Wood furniture store. (WLNE)

SMITHFIELD, R.I. (WLNE) — The beloved, family-owned furniture store “Knock on Wood” officially reopened after being destroyed by a fire in December.

About two months after the devastating fire, Knock on Wood celebrated it’s grand re-opening on Saturday.

Around 1:30 a.m. on Dec. 2, the owner of the furniture store learned his store had been engulfed in flames.

The owner, Michael Gordon, told ABC 6 reporters that out of the 37 years that he’s been in business, 22 years were spent in the Lonsdale Avenue building.

Despite the concern Gordon had regarding the fire, Gordon knew his business would prevail.

“We’ll be back. It’s been a long day. It’s going to be a long process, but we’ll get back,” he told ABC 6 reporters after the fire.

The store will continue it’s legacy in a new building located at 90 Douglas Pike in Smithfield.


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