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Rew's of Mitchell merges with Karl's TV

Rew's TV & Appliance was recently sold to Karl's TV, Appliance & Furniture. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The storefront of one local TV and appliance business will soon look a bit different.

On Tuesday, officials announced that Rew's TV and Appliance in Mitchell has merged with Karl's TV, Appliance & Furniture.

"It is important to us to continue to provide great products at great prices with the service to match. That is why we have decided to expand our abilities by merging with South Dakota's largest appliance dealer," officials said in a press release.

The same staff will remain, but a broader selection of products will be introduced to the Mitchell location, as well as bring the Karl's name to Palace City. Karl's, which began in Gregory in 1956, now has more than 20 locations in seven states.

Elmer Karl said the merger will be a "good opportunity" for Rew's to offer a wider selection as well as competitive pricing. Rew's has served Mitchell community since 1967, and that tradition will continue, Karl said.

"We're glad to be a part of Mitchell and a part of the community," Karl said.

Customers will still have the "same faces you know and trust, now with more buying power," a press release stated. And with the merger, the same principles of business will be followed.

"Thank you for your past support and future business," Dan Rew, owner of Rew's, said in the release.

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