After an eight month run, Sharpy’s Quick Shop, owned by Tom Sharp, will be closing its doors at the end of the week or early next week.
“There was just not enough income to keep it going, not enough customers, not enough flow,” said Chris Sharp, manager at Sharpy’s.
Located at 702 First Ave. E., Sharpy’s carried all of the basic convenience store products such as candy, chips and drinks as well as kitchen food and scrubs clothing. Sharpy’s started slow in the winter months but had a gradual increase in sales with the summer months producing its best numbers.
“The summer has been pretty decent,” Sharp said. “(But) those number were not quite enough to keep the store open any longer.”
As the store is closing, all merchandise is up to 50 percent off. The kitchen will close in the next few days.
Staff writer Jamee A. Pierson may be contacted at (641) 792-3121, ext. 6534, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.