If you are looking for a well-established name in New Orleans home furnishings and interior design, you need look no further than Hurwitz Mintz. For the past 85 years, this third generation, family operated company has been a mainstay for residents of New Orleans seeking fine furniture. Currently located in a 115,000 square foot showroom at 1751 Airline Drive in Metairie, Louisiana, the owners and staff of Hurwitz Mintz proudly maintain the long-standing reputation of first-class customer service and quality products.
When Joseph Hurwitz and Morris Mintz opened a small furniture store on New Orleans’s Royal Street in 1923, they had no idea what kind of legacy they had begun. In no time, the store had grown in size and status and was considered one of the premier mid to high-end furniture stores in the city. When the second generation took over operations in 1942, Ellis Mintz shepherded the store into an era of great success. The size of the store doubled with a 1963 expansion. Understanding the strong desire for a contemporary aesthetic, Ellis opened a smaller store called Units in 1971. When Mitchell Mintz took the helm as CEO in 1973, the company enjoyed further growth and bought a 200,000 square foot warehouse.
After Hurricane Katrina devastated the Crescent City in the fall of 2005, Hurwitz Mintz made the difficult decision to close their French Quarter flagship store on Royal Street. The economic effect of the store has forced many French Quarter businesses to close or relocate in the area. Although the physical location of the company has changed, the commitment to service and excellence remains the same as it has for 85 years. A visit to the Metairie showroom, which contains over 10,000,000 dollars in beautiful merchandise, offers the same type of full service experience that shoppers experienced in the early 1900s.