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Port Henry store closed

PORT HENRY - The Aubuchon Hardware Store of Port Henry closed June 30.

The store at 4326 Main St. had opened for business normally at 7:30 a.m., but company representatives showed up at 10:30 a.m. and told employees to lock the doors.

The store employed five people full- and part-time.

The building is owned by William Sayre of Bristol, Vt.

The Port Henry Aubuchon Hardware opened in 1966 as the chain's first New York store.

The closure leaves the town of Moriah with just one hardware retailer, Bryant's Lumber, located just outside village limits on Broad Street.

In December 2008, Aubuchon Hardware did the same surprise closure with its AuSable Forks store.

Representatives from Aubuchon did not return calls for comment.

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