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Stump City to close, owner says

January 1, 2013
By LEVI PASCHER , The Leader Herald

GLOVERSVILLE - After nearly eight years of selling antiques and furniture at its downtown location, the owner of Stump City Trading Co. said he will close the business and plans to move its operations outside the city.

News of the impending closure follows the closure of another downtown business, Terry's Antiques, which recently moved from the corner of South Main and Fulton streets to a location in Amsterdam.

Stump City owner John LaVallee, who owns the Main Street building, said his business would close after the holidays, but he did not have a specific date. He said he's looking at locations north of the city on Route 30A and Route 30.

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The Stump City Trading Co., located on Main Street in Gloversville, will move to a location outside the city, the owner says.
The Leader-Herald/ Levi Pascher

"The business atmosphere downtown just isn't making it any longer," LaVallee said. "Our business's profit has decreased by more than 80 percent.

"We can't get people to come downtown and there is no other place in the city for our type of operation," he said. "A lot of people look down on our operation because it is not an elite-type store."

The Stump City store is having a moving-out sale, LaVallee said.



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