From the Reporter-Herald:
Loveland, Colo. - A corner of downtown Loveland will be a little less colorful come spring, after the closure of Gateway Garden & Home Center in December.
Jim DuBois, the fourth-generation owner of one of the oldest businesses in Loveland, said it's just time to scale back. He made the announcement Saturday on the store's Facebook page.
"I'm 65. I can't be doing what I've been doing. My body's giving up," said DuBois, who grew up in the business and took over 45 years ago.
The store at the southeast corner of Sixth Street and Garfield Avenue put almost everything on sale Monday — 50 percent off — and will sell whatever is left in an auction Dec. 16, Dubois said.
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The ownership of Gateway Garden & Home Center made a statement on the store's Facebook page, thanking customers for their years of patronage and announcing a sale on select merchandise.
"After 131 years of serving Loveland we are going out of business," The statement reads. "We would like to Thank all of our loyal customers for their business over the years. We couldn't have done it without you!! Starting on Monday November 13th we will have a 50% off sale on everything except flooring, Green Mountain Grills and all accessories, snowblowers and lawn mowers. We are currently looking for a new location to continue our flooring and interior design department. We will keep you informed!! Again...We would like to Thank you for all of your years of patronage!!! It has been our privilege and pleasure to have served Loveland for so many years!!"