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102-year-old Bryan hardware store to close

   BRYAN, Texas (AP) - A hardware store that had served the Bryan-College Station area for more than a century is closing its doors for the last time.

   Parker-Astin Hardware in downtown Bryan started as the sort of place where a credit account could be opened with a handshake. Its present owner, Zane Anderson, tells The Eagle (http://bit.ly/192ll0o) of Bryan-College Station that the decision to close by the end of the year was difficult but financially necessary. Anderson says the store has been losing money for the past three years after several years of breaking even.

   G.S. Parker and E.H. Astin first opened the doors in 1911. Anderson says the pair sold the store to the Varisco family sometime in the 1950s or `60s, and he bought it in 2005.

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