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Store in Merrill closes doors after 40 years

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MERRILL (WAOW) -

A well-known retail store in downtown Merrill is closing after nearly 40 years of business.

The last day for Thelma's and the Guy's Shop in Merrill is Saturday.

Owners say closing the store after years of ownership is bittersweet. The couple says it's time to retire.

They purchased The Guy's shop 17 years ago.

They say as the business grew they grew with it.

The owners started the going-out-of-business sale after announcing their retirement in May.

 "It took a while to actually get to that point where we felt yeah this is the right thing to do but once we made that commitment than it's been okay," said owner Jack Kleinschmidt.

Owners say they're now ready for the big change in their lives.

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