Bryceville: Only Store In Town Closes

BRYCEVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Almost 65 years after opening its doors, the only store in the north Florida town of Bryceville has closed.

The Fouraker General Store — operated by 68-year-old Tommy Fouraker and daughters Julie and Lisa Fouraker — shut down on Dec. 16.

Fouraker offered the Florida Times Union ( ) several reasons for shutting down, such as a sagging economy and the inability to buy in bulk. But he says the main reason was loss of business due to the widening of the two-lane highway out front.

Lisa Fouraker says closing the store was like losing a family member.

They say they’ll miss the camaraderie among those who often gathered at the store.

The regulars will miss it too. The next closest convenience store is down the road in Baldwin.

Source: Associated Press