Longtime local boutique Town & Country Shop to close after 59 years in Fayetteville

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A local women’s boutique that has operated for nearly 60 years in Fayetteville will close its doors soon.

According to signs posted in the store windows this week, Town & Country Shop, located at 9 S. Block on the Fayetteville square, will close due to the retirement of store owner Liz Fulton.

“It is hard to know when it is coming, but it just seems like it is time,” she said.

Fulton’s mother Grace Vawter opened the store back in 1960 before Liz and her husband David purchased it and moved it to the Fayetteville square in 1984. It has operated there ever since.

Fulton said she will miss her customers, employees, and community on the Fayetteville square.

“You make a lot of friends in this business, and I think that is going to be the hardest part,” she said. “I am going to miss being on the square, and miss all the friends we’ve made over the years.”

Most of the merchandise in the store is on sale, Fulton said, in hopes to clear out inventory before closing.

Fulton said her closing date will depend on how long it takes to sell her remaining inventory.

If all goes well with the sale, the store will likely close sometime in mid-December.