Not long ago, North Reading had four hardware stores. It will soon only have two.
The Hardware store on Main Street will close this summer and a liquidation sale started Friday.
According to the stores Spokesperson Kimberly Freely, the store is closing because their lease is not being renewed. The store will be holding a liquidation sale until they close their doors in a couple of months.
"The store is expected to close sometime mid-July," Freely said.
This is the only store in the area that is closing, Freely said, and they do not have plans to open a new location in the area.
The closing means North Reading will have two hardware stores, both of which have been town staples -- and .