Keeseville grocery store shuts down

"We delivered groceries to people who couldn't get out and do their own shopping," Bourgeois said, "and they're going to miss us a lot."

"Everyone knew he was struggling," said village of Keeseville Mayor Meeghan Rock, who said the store's closing will have a great effect on the community.

"The good news is, the person that owned the lease of the building expressed great interest in opening a store there, possibly in January" she said, noting it's the same company that operates the Tops Market in Port Henry. "So hopefully, we'll only have to go a couple of months without one."

As for Bourgeois, the future remains unclear. Though many community members have urged him to open up another business in town, he said he's considering all his options.

"We'll do something else," he said.

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