All things must come to an end.

But — for many residents here — it’s hard to get used to the idea of the upcoming closing of Red Bud Hardware.

The locally owned retailer has been in business in Battle Creek for 54 years. It was started by Don and Mildred Praeuner in 1964 and is now owned by the couple’s son-in-law and daughter, Arvid and Jane Warneke.

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