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Century-old Orono Business Closing Down
07/12/2013 09:09 AM ET  

An Orono hardware store is shutting down after more than 120 years in business.

ORONO, Maine (AP) _Owner Lin White Jr. says 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 tells WABI-TV  that Park's stocks just about everything, and if they don't have it, they can get it.

 (Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)




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