Furniture Liquidator as Economic Indicator

First, a shout out to Office Furniture Liquidators in Somerville MA. I need a set of cubicle partitions to block off some space for storage in the new office. After trying to work with a few different firms unsuccessfully, these guys (Dave) took care of me and within 15 minutes he located the right set of partition panels for me. The price is right, $20 per linear foot plus a reasonable price for delivery and setup. Did you know that they sell used cubicle by the foot !? Chatting with the owner during the wait, he was explaining to me his business cycle. Right now he is seeing an up swing in sales, mostly to start ups. That I think is a great on-the-ground type of growth indicator.