Pearlstein’s Furniture was founded in 1945 by Ronald Pearlstein Sr. When it’s doors first opened customers could buy furniture for a small down payment take their items home and then pay the remaining balance off in small monthly increments. Ronald Pearlstein Srs. three sons, Ronnie Jr., Marty, and Bob would go door to door collecting these payments. When Marty Pearlstein passed away and Bob Pearlstein decided to stay in real estate, Ronnie Jr. took over the management and day-to-day running of the store eventually bringing in a new partner, Saul Victor, in 1970.
On the retirement of Ronnie Pearlstein Jr., Saul Victor bought him out and became sole proprietor. While Saul Victor continued the in-store credit for a more years the store eventually changed to a cash and carry or lay-a-way policy and also began accepting all major credit cards, the same system Saul’s son, Howard Victor, now continues today.
Located at 2521 West Girard Avenue between Temple University and the Art Museum, the Philadelphia Zoo and the Frankford L, Pearlstein’s Furniture can be easily reached via public transport and the 15 Trolley, and with an ever-expanding clientele base now serves the tri-state area of Philadelphia, Delaware, and South Jersey, as well as working with agencies such as the Department of Human Services, the Public Health Management Corporation, and their affiliates.
Today, Pearlstein’s Furniture is a complete home outfitter store selling furniture for the living room, dining room, bedroom, mattresses, and dinettes. Furniture ranges from new, used, scratch and dent, as well as department store returns, and covers low, middle, and high end furniture.
Pearlstein’s professionalism, friendly staff, and quality customer service which includes delivery and setup if requested, has ensured them a strong, loyal, customer base that continues to grow each year thanks to returning and new customers, and their many referrals.