Furniture store Nova Zembla [117 Atlantic Avenue] will be closing its doors for good on March 31 after 11 years at that location. Owner Tommy Safian writes on the store’s website:
While I am proud of the success Nova Zembla has had, the long hours and physically demanding work have taken their toll. To cite one example, I am long overdue for an operation to repair a torn rotator cuff that will prevent me from lifting anything for 6 months – a difficult restriction when operating a furniture store.
More importantly, having a child has changed my perspectives and priorities, and I want to pursue a new career that allows me to spend more quality time with my family.