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Saxton's to Close After 80 Years in Downtown Plymouth

Family-owned retail outlet plans to close doors.

A local fixture in downtown Plymouth soon will close its doors, according to the Plymouth Observer.

Saxton's Garden Center, a retail store that sold mowers, tractors and snowblowers, among other lawn and garden products, announced recently it is going out of business after 80 years, the Observer reported.

The announcement comes three months after the death of William Saxton, who worked for decades at the family-owned store.

William Saxton's son, Alan Saxton, who manages the store, told the Observer a difficult climate — both economically and weather-wise — contributed to the family's decision to close the store. 

The prolonged hot weather this past summer lowered the demand for lawnmowers, Alan Saxton told the Observer.

“It's a shame,” Saxton told the Observer. “We had hoped that things would turn around ... but as the summer progressed, it just kept getting worse, not better.”

Alan Saxton told the Observer the family looks to sell the property once the store closes.

For more on this story, check the Plymouth Observer.

Mike September 17, 2012 at 02:51 PM
There's a property worth something. I assume the business owns both the building and the parking lot. I can easily see a building much like the one with Panera & Starbucks going there. Some shops or eateries below some apartments & condos.
Jerry Grady September 17, 2012 at 04:50 PM
A great Family Business who is wonderful to deal with. They will be missed.
Tom Dusbiber September 17, 2012 at 07:49 PM
I will miss Saxton's. I purchased all my lawn mowers, snow blowers, chain saws, and fertilizer there for last 35 years. William even taught me how to sharpen my chain saw myself to save some money.

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