ABERDEEN, S.D. – The fire that took their building this past October was a setback for Malchow’s Home Furnishings, but not the end. Today, they have a new location on Main Street and are serving customers in Aberdeen as they have been for almost 75 years.
Humbled and overwhelmed. Those are the two words that come to mind for Mark Malchow, third-generation owner of Malchow’s, when he thinks of the support his business has received in the last few months from the Aberdeen community. While saying goodbye to a building that carried memories dating back to 1945 has been difficult, it hasn’t meant saying goodbye to their family business too. Mark says, “We’ve had so much support from Aberdeen for us to come back from this and keep providing our services here. Small businesses are asked to give a lot to the community, and we’ve always done that. But when you go through something like this and it all comes back to you tenfold, it truly puts it into perspective what kind of a community Aberdeen is. We’re very proud to be a part of it.”
Malchow’s is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at their new office at 309 South Main Street. Customers are welcome to stop in or make an appointment to visit their warehouse, where they have furniture, home accents, window treatments, and flooring inventory and samples on hand. They are also working more mobile, bringing samples right to their customer’s homes. “We’re doing everything we did before the fire, just a little bit modified,” Mark says. // — Jenny Roth
To reach Malchow’s Home Furnishings, call 605-225-1900, visit www.malchowsfurniture.com, or find them on Facebook at