After more than a century in business, a staple hardware store in Bay City is closing its doors.

John W. Putz Hardware Store, 201 Salzburg Ave., in Bay City is closing and the building is up for sale, said Lois Neimann, a third generation owner.

The 103-year-old business survived trying times such as the Great Depression and the 2008 recession among other struggles businesses wrestled with to survive. Now it’s time for a new chapter, said Neimann.

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