ORONO, Maine (AP) _ Owner Lin White Jr. said he's closing down Park's Hardware because there's just not much call for small neighborhood hardware stores anymore. He's marking everything down 20 percent before shutting his doors at the end of August.
The business was founded in 1892 by Fred Park. White has owned the store for the last 23 years.
Loyal customers lamented the decision.
Robert Allen told WABI-TV that Park's stocks just about everything, and if they don't have it, they can get it.
Other customers said the love the helpful and friendly staff.
White said he plans to renovate the building into space for four retail businesses.
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