Ace Hardware store in Baker going out of business after 16 years

Denver hardware store closing

Store owner Andy Carlson blamed the rising costs and an increase in crime. “In a good year, a top-tier hardware store like this could do 7 percent at the bottom, pre-tax net profit. We’ve been squeezed into below five.”

Vegan market in Baker closing down

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“Rising costs on just about everything and continued supply chain issues over the last year have been exhausting,” said owner Vanessa Gochnour.