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Bankrupt Building 19 reinvents itself as a rug store

Building 19, the retail chain that sold “good stuff cheap,” may be in the middle of bankruptcy proceedings, but that isn’t stopping the company from trying to reinvent itself.

No, the stores won’t again be selling any of the oddball items they used to feature, such as windows from Boston’s John Hancock Tower or two-piece suits — jackets and vests only. At least not for now. In its new incarnation, the company plans to operate as The Rug Department, offering a variety of Oriental rugs and some mattresses.

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