Sullivan's department store in Franklin announced it will close so owner Larry Dixon can retire.
Dixon has worked at the specialty shop for nearly 45 years and has owned it since 1988.
He says he's loved every minute of it, but after much careful thought and consideration, decided it was time to move on.
The store will remain open for at least a couple more months, or until all merchandise can be sold.
Sullivan's is Franklin's second longest continuous downtown business.