A few accent pieces not made by Norwalk, like a console table from China, are also on display, though mainly to make the showroom look more like a real room. "My goal is to sell all American made. Dan [the president of Norwalk] says people around here just can't get enough American-made goods. He says the East Coast doesn't care, the West Coast doesn't care. The heartland people care."
By the way, Colette Hicks, who owned Hicks Cleaners, hasn't exactly retired. "She has a great niche business cleaning and repairing horse blankets."
Esquire Interiors, 5863 Jackson Rd., 663-7011. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun. noon-4 p.m. esquireinteriors.com
[Originally published in March, 2013.]