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Furniture retailer to open four new stores in N.C.

Posted March 23, 2011 9:21 p.m. EDT

— Four new Chloe's Furniture stores are set to open in Raleigh, Clayton, Fayetteville and Goldsboro Thursday, a company spokesman said.

The stores will replace the Ashley's Furniture stores formerly at those locations. The company will employ more than 80 people, full and part time, according to a news release.

Chloe's Furniture specializes in brand name furniture, Chief Executive Officer Deshon Hodge said in the release.

"We needed a fresh start with name brand furniture and an approach that better suits the market," Hodge said of transitioning the Ashley's Furniture into Chloe's Furniture stores.

A grand opening sale runs Thursday through April 11.