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Longtime family-owned hardware store closing in Minneapolis

Bayers Do It Best Hardware store in the Linden Hills neighborhood of southwest Minneapolis is closing its doors on Sept. 1, after 89 years. Owner Bob Bayers told WCCO his store could no longer compete with a newer larger Ace Hardware just around the corner.
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Bayers Do It Best Hardware store in the Linden Hills neighborhood of southwest Minneapolis is closing its doors on Sept. 1, after 89 years in business. Owner Bob Bayers told WCCO his store could no longer compete with a newer larger Ace Hardware less than 25 feet away.

The Settergren family bought the old Linden Hills Co-Op building last year and opened Settergren's Ace Hardware, the Southwest Minneapolis Patch reports.

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