Monday, June 27, 2011

RIP John Fales - Fales Store, Cushing, Maine

John Fales - proprietor, fisherman
Fales Store: "Dear friends and neighbors of the Cushing community,

It is with great sadness that we must inform you we will not be reopening A. S. Fales and Son, (Fales Store). We realize that this will come as sad news and a great inconvenience to those who have supported Fales Store for many years, perhaps decades, in some cases, generations

The decision to close the store was not made hastily. We have thought long and hard and have decided the day-to-day struggles associated with operating a small business in today’s economy are not viable. Fales Store will close and end with John R. Fales, the six-generation owner of A. S. Fales and Son. We are confident that John would approve of our decision.

Thank you all for the communal effort in making John’s Life Celebration such a perfect tribute. A community that can come together in this way is a very special place.

It is sad that Fales Store will not be opening but, if you take time to think about it, 182 years is quite an achievement.

Thank you all for your love and support!

Phyllis Fales and Kelly Fales"