Queues are forming outside Farleys in Chatham Street as the furniture begins its relocation sale.
A private view by invitation only day is being held today (July 26) and tomorrow between 10am and 8pm and the sale will be open to all from Friday.
There is more than £468,000 worth of stock on offer that the store wants to sell off at cut-down prices before the move.
.Farleys has been based in Chatham Street since 1928 when Jim Farley rented his first shop and moved into the flat above.
But the buildings are due to be knocked down, and neighbouring Townley House renovated, to create a total of 14 apartments, nine houses and parking and landscaped gardens.
Farleys is now moving to a temporary home at 19-27 High Street, St Lawrence between Tesco and Domino Pizza while boss John Farley secures a new, purpose-built site.
Mr Farley told The Isle of Thanet News: “We are actively negotiating for a new purpose-built freehold store, but in the meantime Farleys will continue to offer all those services which have made our reputation, but with the bonus of free designated parking directly adjacent to the new shop.”
Kitchen sales will move to Palm Bay.