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Shutting Down Is Hard, Especially For 100-Year-Old Businesses

Going out of business is never easy, but it's more personal for small, family-owned local businesses. The 117-year-old Harrell’s Department Store in Burgaw, N.C., is a community fixture. “It has survived changing fashions — it once sold long johns — world wars, the Great Depression and the 2008 financial crisis, and floods,” according to The New York Times. “But it couldn’t survive the coronavirus.”

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