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24 years old -- the oldest general store in America is closing its doors for good.
-- island shoppers to open in 1788 -- has been in the weight Stanley for six generations.
And just last month 21 year old Joan -- inherited the legendary Stewart he joins us right now -- -- Diana Spencer welcome to both feel I know this is somewhat of very sad day I imagine a Mike in my correct Jonah.
The rules the -- Haywood Sunday obviously with the source closing.
Also -- my father's birthday.
And but that's what helped it helped the store.
Seem appropriate for -- order.
Data had to sit store state open to all these years and stay relevant today I don't do it.
You know I I don't think that in the past.
Probably decades it was really relevant anymore it was relevant to Pattinson ill burnt islands.
I think people mark time by the opening and the closing of that story each -- -- flag going out and the shutters going open.
Interns you know CBS's in super -- stats mean.
Obviously now see it -- time it had it had its day.
Right -- -- -- you dad passed away sorry for that.
He was also a bit of a quarter you had some unbelievable stuff -- there correct.
Yeah there's there's there's still original.
Items and pieces that you can find.
Things that have been collected over the years and as the store has changed.
You can see.
The different pieces from time as well so.
-- -- -- -- -- We liked it he appreciated the historical value Levine.
Happening and -- Iraq in 2000 -- 2007 I know you finally got recognized for the longevity and was said.
It was actually.
Put aside it was honored by the town correct.
-- all the shows through in the country was also get a post office in the back -- correct did you find some letters there.
There is still original letters from when the post office was.
Still in operation.
-- a lot of its family mail things of that nature but the post office itself has stayed intact.
Completely flat from what it is closed so.
That would -- -- this stuff.
That's really for -- to decide it I think in the beginning of this process they were a lot of options to consider and I think it was very overwhelming now as time has gone on I think.
Joanna has felt a little bit if you -- could feel closer to the property and to the store.
His home growing up and so I think that.
Holding onto it might be something that he's really thinking more more about.
As time goes on and I think people should keep an eye on the -- because you never know when it's gonna open that's something else.
So it so Joseph what do you say might hold onto this.
There's -- need an option.
But as have been saying to all the other media that I've been entertaining.
Options -- But for the time being I'm gonna hold onto the property it's that nothing's listed nothing's going up for sale on.
Once I -- a stable -- -- because everything is seem like such a whirlwind.
As of late.
One society really get -- sit down and think about.
That the property and what other to do that I'll make the best decision.
One that I know my father would be proud of then one that I'm happy with.
I had -- -- should it openness in the city should pay forward to keep it Obama's as a museum and attribute to the town.
And -- and I think the post office will probably become somewhat.
Data Spencer Joan away thanks so much for joining us this morning from sharing you story.
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