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Aubuchon Hardware closes Au Sable, N.Y., store

Aubuchon Hardware in Au Sable Forks, N.Y., in the Plattsburgh area, closed Dec. 8, according to company vice president Danny Aubuchon.

“Basically, there’s been a decline in sales in the last three to four years,” Aubuchon told HCN. “There are two big boxes in the area, and the whole town of Plattsburgh has shifted.”

In anticipation of closing the Au Sable Forks store, Aubuchon expanded its nearby store in Peru, N.Y., during the summer.

Aubuchon Hardware, which has 127 stores in Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York and Connecticut, celebrated its 100th anniversary this year. The business was started in 1908 by William Aubuchon and is now being run by third and fourth generation family members.