After 155 years in business, Briggs Hardware may be looking at its final week of operation in downtown Raleigh.

Owner Evelyn Davis, a sixth-generation descendant of the store’s founder, Thomas H. Briggs, will close the store this week.

The News & Observer first reported on July 11 that Davis’ lease is up on the 111 E. Hargett Street shop, and that she was looking for another spot for the business downtown.