For nearly half a century, Bob Coccia’s Center for Appliances and Mattresses has been a Bayside staple.

But now, it nears the end.

With Coccia entering semiretirement, he told the Chronicle the 215-03 Horace Harding Expy. store will “hopefully” be closed by November’s end.

The neighborhood resident works at the store, which has only three other employees, seven days a week. Now 75 years old, he’s ready to start a new chapter, working at his friend’s appliance business in Seaford, LI, three or four days a week.

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