BENTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — The pandemic and inflation are among the many chief issues taking a toll on small companies in Michiana, with a taking pictures vary in Benton Township now the most recent enterprise to shut its doorways for good.
Level Clean Taking pictures Vary opened greater than 16 years in the past, however because of staffing shortages, rising prices, and pandemic associated struggles, proprietor Roy Daugherty made the troublesome resolution to name it quits.
“It isn’t one thing I wished to do, however I made a decision it is time to drag the plug and do it,” mentioned Daugherty. “With the fuel costs, the ammo costs, it is simply obtained out of hand for the financial system, and folks aren’t coming to our place as a lot.”
Some regulars got here out for one final shot or to buy one extra firearm earlier than the shop closed completely on Tuesday, and whereas longtime prospects and workers alike are dissatisfied, Daugherty is grateful for everybody who supported his enterprise whereas that they had the possibility to.
“Hopefully we helped anyone over time to be secure and educate them about their firearms,” mentioned Daugherty.
Level Clean can be auctioning each merchandise that did not get offered in time for the closing, with a exhibiting for the objects set to be auctioned off scheduled for July 24 from 11 a.m. till 1 p.m. on the vary situated at 1340 Territorial Highway in Benton Township.
The public sale itself takes place on July 25, beginning at 10 a.m.