Kansas Hardware business closes after more than a century

J & S Hardware, a Pretty Prairie, Kan.-based hardware retailer and NAPA auto parts store, will close on Nov. 30, according to McClatchy-Tribune Information Services.

The 8,000-square-foot store has been operating on the town’s Main Street for 108 years, according to Sue Farmer, who owned the business with her husband Jim. She pointed to the slow economy as the reason they are closing just four years after buying the business. According to the Pretty Prairie Community Association, several local businesses have closed in the last few years.

J & S Hardware, a Pretty Prairie, Kan.-based hardware retailer and NAPA auto parts store, will close on Nov. 30, according to McClatchy-Tribune Information Services.

The 8,000-square-foot store has been operating on the town’s Main Street for 108 years, according to Sue Farmer, who owned the business with her husband Jim. She pointed to the slow economy as the reason they are closing just four years after buying the business. According to the Pretty Prairie Community Association, several local businesses have closed in the last few years.