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Video: It's an end of an era in Canton

Video: It's an end of an era in Canton



RD GENERATION OWNER ABOUT THE DECISION LOWELL: CANTON IS LOSING ANOTHER MOM-AND-POP NOW CALL YOU QUITS AFTER 85 YEARS. — CALLING IT QUITS AFTER 85 YEARS. >> IT HA BEEN ON THE SAME CORNER FOR 80 FIVE YEARS. MY FATHER AND I WORKED TOGETHER FOR 40 YEARS. LOWELL SINCE 1932 IT'S BEEN A : STAPLE IN CANTON AT THE CORNER OF O'DONNELL AND SOUTH CLINTON STREETS. KUREK'S HARDWARE. BILL KUREK IS THE THIRD GENERATION STORE OWNER LEARNIN EVERYTHING FROM HIS FATHER AND GRANDFATHE >> I WAS A KID, I PLAYED IN HERE WITH HARDWARE TO MY KIDS GROW UP PLAYING WITH TINKER TOYS, I WAS PLAYING WITH PIPE FITTINGS. LOWELL OVER THE YEARS KUREK HAS : SEEN IT ALL THE UPS AND DOWNS. BUT AFTER THE RECESSION IN THE MID TO LATE 2,000'S AND MORE AND MORE BOX STORES POPPING UP AROUND HIM HE SAYS IT'S TIME. >> THERE IS NOT ENOUGH PROFIT IN A BUSINESS LIKE THIS TO KEEP THE HARDWARE STORE HERE. LOWELL KUREK WILL BE CLOSING THE : STORE FOR GOOD THE FIRST WEEK OF MARCH AND AS WE FOUND OUT FOLKS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD ARE SHOCKED TO LEARN OF THE NEWS. >> ANYTIME I NEEDED SOME STRANGE SCREW OR HELP WITH KILLING RATS ARE ANTS, THIS WAS THE PLACE TO COME. I DO NOT KNOW WHAT WE WILL DO NOW. IT IS A LOSS TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD. >> THERE IS A LOT OF STUFF HERE. I HAVE TO SELL MORE. WHAT DO YOU THINK? LOWELL BUT YOU SHOULDN'T FEEL : TOO BAD FOR BILL KUREK. A DEVELOPER PAID THE 68-YEAR-O A HANDSOME PRICE FOR HIS BUILDING WHICH WILL SET HIM UP FOR RETIREMENT. AND WHILE HE CAN NOW SPEND MOR TIME WITH HIS KIDS AND GRANDKIDS HE'LL ALWAYS HAVE A SPECIAL PLACE IN HIS HEART FOR HIS SECOND FAMILY, HIS CUSTOMERS. >> I KNOW A LOT OF MY CUSTOMERS BY THEIR FIRST NAMES THAT COME IN. I HAVE KNOWN THEM FOR YEARS.


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