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Woodstock Farm and Lawn Center set to close

Woodstock Farm and Lawn Center, known for its livestock feed, pet food and western apparel, announced it’s going out of business after 31 years under its current ownership.

Owner Patrick Haverty, 63, said he is selling the store, located at 2020 S. Eastwood Drive, to another business interested in locating there. However, the decision to close is mainly because of declining sales, he said.

When the business opened in 1979, Haverty said there wasn’t anyone around to sell pet food and feed. People today have many options to shop for these items at online stores such as chewy.com and multinational department stores such as Walmart.

The decision also comes as it’s becoming difficult for Haverty to manage the store without his brother, who left to pursue other goals a few years back, he said. Now reaching retirement age and having a responsibility to take care of his parents, he said it was time to close the store.

For Haverty, his business has been a way of life. He said he is grateful to community members for giving him a living for 31 years and for staying loyal despite there being other options.

The liquidation sale starts Thursday with western apparel and pet food starting at 20% off. The sale is intended to last for six weeks. Seeds will go on sale toward the last few weeks.

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