|-ad in Erie Dispatch, June 23, 1909.|
You could buy a variety of items at Reliable, including carpets, stoves, rugs and draperies. The store advertised one price, cash or credit. Demuling's Orchestra played at the grand opening, and the store passed out free souvenirs all day long.
Abe Daneman was treasurer of Reliable Home Furnishing in 1922; Louis Grad was the manager.
Reliable was still in business in 1967, but by this time had moved to 1213-1219 State St. (the old building at 1402 State now housed Masiroff & Company, owned by Sol Masiroff.)
Furnitureland, owned by Greg Gardner, occupied the building after Masiroff's.
Steve McGarvey renovated the building that now houses Junior's Last Laugh. This is right across the street from the old Mercantile Building at 1401 State St., a property that was under development by McGarvey at the time of his death in 2005.
Here's a map of 14th and State from 1950: http://oldtimeerie.blogspot.com/2012/08/turnpike-street-14th-and-state-map-1950.html
And a picture of the Wilson House on the Turnpike Street triangle: http://oldtimeerie.blogspot.com/2012/08/wilson-hotel-west-14th-and-state-1910.html