The Sutherlands store in Brenham is closing. Store manager Jason Butler said that the company has decided to close the Brenham store and that everything in stock is now 25 percent off. He said there is no firm date that the store will close, but that when the current inventory is sold down, they will close up. He added that they will not be receiving any more inventory.
The Brenham Sutherlands store opened in 1996 on Market Street at the location that was formerly a Bud's Discount store. That building was originally Brenham’s Walmart store. Butler said that the company has offered each of the employees’ positions at other Sutherlands stores if they choose to relocate. Sutherlands is primarily a building supply and home improvement store, but in recent years they have ventured into furniture and home decor.