Archive for Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Pelzl’s opens its doors one final time

December 19, 2007

When a store has had its doors open in a community for nearly 30 years, sometimes it's hard to keep them closed.

This weekend Don Pelzl, with help from his daughter Beth Tiner and former employee Sandy Enman, opened the doors to Pelzl's Do-It Best Hardware and V & S Variety Store one last time as a way to sell as much of his remaining merchandise as possible.

"It was well worth being open," Pelzl said Monday. "We moved quite a bit of merchandise out and probably made a little over $2,000. When you consider that it was 90 percent off, that was a lot of stuff."

Pelzl said Saturday was the busiest day where he moved most of his merchandise and Sunday's customers left some craft items and a few odds and ends left in the store. He believes he will have to throw away most of the remaining merchandise.

Although he's officially retired, Pelzl still spends a lot of time in the store, cleaning it up and getting it ready to sell.

He said there has been some interest in his building, but said he was not ready to release any names of potential buyers.

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