Small Business Profile: CB FOX Offers Uncommon Breadth Of Choice

Nancy Johnson, Christa Awesome, Andy Fox, Kathy Anderson and Cottrell Fox. Photo by Chris Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post
Nov. 26 is Small Business Saturday and an opportunity for the community to show support by visiting and shopping at local businesses.

CB FOX, the large department store in the heart of downtown Los Alamos at 1735 Central Ave., has been in the Fox family since 1979. Co-owner Dave Fox arrived in Los Alamos in July of that year. He explained that his predecessor, Clement & Benner Department Store, was for sale and its relationship to the community was rock solid..

“Our uncommonly broad range of merchandise, plus non-stop dedication to creating more and more choice for Los Alamos, all selected with our Los Alamos-trained eye to fit the way we live, play, work, and travel, and for high-functionality, durability and lasting good looks for casual living, and we never forget special delights that frankly separate this store from nearly all others,” Fox said.

The store carries quality furniture at prices that beat the competition in Albuquerque and Santa Fe including brands such as Simply Amish, La-Z-Boy, Flexsteel, Omnia, Tempurpedic, Beautyrest, ComfortPedic & Kincaid, Fox said.

“You’ll find everything you need to transform your home into a place where you can entertain family and friends or relax and unwind. It’s our combination of tasteful design, quality furnishings, and value that truly set us apart!” he said. “We also carry men’s, women’s and kidz clothes, footwear, gifts and jewelry, travel items, Los Alamos T-shirts and souveniers and Los Alamos history items and books.”

CB FOX has grown over the years and now employs 23 mostly full time employees, including nine buyers. Fox and “the girl he married, Anne” have worked at the store for 37 years. Their son Andy Fox began working at the store at age 13 and now manages the operation.

“The store is far bigger on the inside than it looks … 23,000 sq. ft. … big as half a football field … thus supports uncommon breadth of choice,” Fox said.

“We offer dedicated community support from CB FOX itself and personally from the Andy Fox family, and Dave Fox family.”