Flipped Out Furniture, owned by Rebekah Despeghel and Josh Terry, will close their Davenport location and move to 225 E. 2nd Street, Muscatine, with a Mid-October opening. They received a $25,000 Small Business Forgivable Loan (SBFL) from the City of Muscatine Community Development Department to help with the relocation effort. It is a move closer to home for the Nichols residents who also view Downtown Muscatine as the ideal location for their business.
Flipped Out Furniture will use the SBFL funds to rehabilitate the space to give customers a more historical downtown Muscatine feel when they walk into a shop that will showcase repurposed and reclaimed furniture with an antique, old world feel. The store takes old pieces of furniture that still have “good bones” and repurposes them with a new, updated style.
Flipped Out Furniture built a large clientele in Davenport and an equally large customer base in Muscatine. “Our Davenport customers have indicated that they will travel to Muscatine to visit our store just as our Muscatine customers did when they came to the Davenport location,” Despeghel said. “We are excited to have our customers come and visit our store along with the other shops and restaurants in Downtown Muscatine.”