After a 68-year run, Morris Appliance is closing for good Jan. 31.
Buck Morris opened the store in downtown Macon in 1946. The retailer moved to several different locations within the city and opened at its current location at 2117 Eisenhower Parkway 10 years ago.
Ken White, a store manager, told 13WMAZ that the store is closing because business has declined. The shopping center where the business is located was recently bought out of foreclosure and the new owner will not adjust the rent, White added.
News of the closure has spread on social media and White said many of the store's regular customers have expressed sorrow.
"They're disappointed and shocked," White said Wednesday.
Lee Skinner is currently the 3rd generation owner of Morris Appliance and says that a lot has changed since he's become owner.
"The appliances have changed, the people have changed, for the better, the people especially. And it's been an interesting 29 years."
The store is having a liquidation sale until the end of the month.