Larry Smart will end about 51 years of personal labor and 87 years of family history when Smart’s Hardware closes on Sept. 30 as part of a merger with Aubuchon Hardware, both parties in the deal said Friday.

The inventory of his about 5,000-square-foot store and its six employees — including Smart and his wife, Sandy — will transfer from Smart’s 45 Main St. storefront to the Aubuchon outlet at 245 West Broadway, said Ed Comeau, the Aubuchon store’s manager.

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