“Sanjay bought me out,” says Sandy Cadotte-Keys, the owner of Dragon’s Lair Futons. Though it’s not a separate store anymore, Sanjay Panjwani is retaining Sandy’s “Dragon’s Lair” brand on the marquee of his All About Furniture store on Jackson Road, and Cadotte-Keys continues to work for him part-time as a consultant.
Dragon’s Lair opened more than thirty years ago in Kerrytown, moved to W. Liberty, then to the Jackson Rd. building that was originally House of Sofas. Panjwani, who bought the building in foreclosure, says, with genial bluntness, that he’s upgrading the merchandise: “No more Chinese-made shit. Ninety to ninety-five percent of my inventory is made in the U.S.” In addition to Cadotte-Keys’ organic mattresses, he’s particularly proud of some his Amish-made furniture.
All About Furniture, 5301 Jackson Rd., 769-0394. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. furnitureallabout.com