Route 9 Business Closing After 22 Years in Hudson Valley
Another local business with a long history in the Hudson Valley announced that it will be closing for good.
Competition from big chains like the Home Depot and Lowe's has made it harder to find locally owned Mom and Pop businesses.
Sadly, the Hudson Valley has seen many local businesses close its doors in the past year. Bugaboo Creek on Route 9 in Wappingers shut its doors back in June. The restaurant's building near the Poughkeepsie Galleria still remains vacant. Molloy's Pharmacy in Hyde Park closed in December after operating for 60 years in the Hudson Valley. Also, there were rumors that Foster's Coach House in Rhinebeck was closing and it remains to be seen if the current staff will decide to keep it open. Now The Poughkeepsie Journal reports that the Plant Depot on Route 9 in Fishkill will be shutting down after 22 years.
The Plant Depot is owned by Lou Paggiotta and his wife Lorraine who are both in their 70s. They say it's time for them to retire so they are closing up shop. Competition from big chains like the Home Depot and Lowe's has made it harder to find locally owned Mom and Pop businesses.
There is a 50% off sale going on now at the Plant Depot with all items reduced so they can liquidate. Fall plants, however, will still remain full price. Once the current inventory is gone the store will officially close.