Cardi’s opens its Braintree, MA Showroom. The location is the first in the Boston-Metro area and is only a three-minute walk from the T’s Red and Old Colony Lines. Later that year the first store on Cape Cod in Hyannis, Ma. opens. Additional Cardi’s Furniture stores have opened in Fall River, Ma., North Dartmouth, Ma., Westerly, RI, Hanover, Ma., Johnston, RI, Cranston, RI, Falmouth, M., Orleans, Ma., Woonsocket, RI, Raynham, Ma., Middletown, and RI, Plymouth, Ma.