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Vermont general store closing at year’s end

December 22, 2019 GMT

MONKTON, Vt. (AP) —

A Vermont general store in the town of Monkton is going to be closing its doors by the end of the month.

The Alderman family, which has managed the store for more than 12 years, say the costs of operating the business are “just too much,” MyNBC5 reports.

The closing comes less than a year after the Aldermans announced they were struggling to pay back approximately $20,000 in delinquent state taxes. An online fundraising campaign brought in nearly $9,000 over the course of eight months.

In a social media post the Aldermans said they appreciated the community’s support and expressed their sadness in having to close.