Leon’s Furniture in Charlottetown has been sold to D.P. Murphy Inc. (Google Street View)
A prominent Island family has sold its furniture store in Charlottetown but has ensured it is staying in Island hands.
The Callbeck family’s Leon’s store is now owned by another well-known Island company — D.P. Murphy Inc.
The two groups were in discussions for about six months.
Keeping the business Island-owned is important, stated Paul Murphy, vice president of finance at D.P. Murphy.
“That was important to the Callbecks and it’s important to us. We’re an Island-owned business, we are an Island-operated business and we are proud of that. And this particular business is going to stay in Island hands and continue to serve Islanders,” Murphy said.
Senator Catherine Callbeck took over the furniture side of the family business in 1968. Callbeck’s Furniture became a Leon’s franchise in 1989. Last year, she was inducted into P.E.I.’s Business Hall of Fame as a successful entrepreneur, as well as her work in the community.
Murphy stated the store will remain the same, with the same staff.
Glen Mahar, general manager of the store, stated he has huge hopes for the future of the Leon’s.
“Bigger, better, certainly new ideas, new thoughts, different ways of doing business. The Callbecks — they did a fantastic job while they were here and I think the Murphys are going to just take that to another level.”
This is D.P. Murphy’s first venture into furniture. The company currently runs several hotels and fast-food restaurants.Details :
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