After 123 years, Bye & Bye Hardware on South Market Street ceased operations at the end of business day on Monday.

The closing was first announced on Saturday with a sign posted on the door and later on Facebook thanking loyal customers for their decades of support and wishing them the best.

“I just turned 70 this year and decided it was time to quit, so that’s what I did. Everything has been slow, so it’s time,” said Robert Bye, the grandson of Howard Bye, who opened the store with his three brothers in 1896.

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