Aaron’s in Somerset closed more than a month ago after four years at its North Center Avenue location.
The store’s accounts were sold to Rent-A-Center in Somerset. Aaron’s seven employees transferred to Rent-A-Center as well, according to Rent-A-Center officials.
About 40 Aaron’s retail stores have closed across the country this year, said Bill Mowry, general manager of Aaron’s in Richland Township.
“(Aaron’s) is the largest sales and leasing company in the U.S.,” he said. “I was shocked that (the Somerset store) was sold. We’re not in danger, however, of closing at all.”
Mowry said Aaron’s in Richland Township has been open for eight years. He said the store will continue to offer its services to customers from Somerset County.