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.
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