Wild Mountain Thyme is closing after 49 years

MIDDLEBURY — Wild Mountain Thyme, Main Street Middlebury’s longest running business under the same ownership, will soon close its doors. Owner Paula Israel — who since 1976 has helmed the 48 Main St. shop featuring a well-curated mix of clothing for women and children, jewelry, art, gifts and décor — said it’s time to move on. Israel playfully cited “old age” as the reason for her decision to close the shop, which in recent days has seen a lot of customers looking to take advantage of deep discounts associa … (read more)

Monkton store to close by year’s end

MONKTON — The Monkton General Store has announced that it will close at the end of the year. “It is with a very heavy heart that we are announcing the closing of our wonderful little store,” wrote owners Sam and Darcee Alderman on the store’s Facebook pag … (read more)

Vergennes DR Factory Store to close

VERGENNES — The DR Factory Store at 5 North Main St. in Vergennes will close on Friday, Aug. 16, and as of earlier this week had marked down its inventory of DR, Generac and Husqvarna outdoor power equipment. In mid-2018 Generac, which bought DR Power Equ … (read more)