Quebec Store Closes Doors After 75 Years

Materiaux Goudreau Et Fils, a Home Hardware store based in Saint-Alexis-des-Monts, QC, is closing its doors after 75 years in business, says Le Nouvelliste, a regional newspaper in Trois-Rivières, QC. The store management says it plans to close the business this summer due to lack of succession, inability to sell the business, and fatigue experienced by its management team. The store has begun to liquidate its merchandise and will put the buildings up for sale once the liquidation is complete. The family business is owned and managed by the third generation of the Goudreau family and has been part of the Home Hardware banner since 2005.