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N.H.’s Robie’s Country Store closing for now

Robie’s Country Store, a longtime campaign stop for candidates in New Hampshire’s presidential primary, is closing for now.

The store has been in Hooksett for 126 years. Owner Deb Chouinard, who is closing it tomorrow, said the long hours have been difficult. The store is up for sale.

The Robie family ran the store for generations before Chouinard took over a decade ago. The store had closed in 1997 for a while, when Lloyd and Dorothy Robie retired.

In 2000, Robie’s was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Robie’s has gained more widespread popularity as a stop for presidential hopefuls.

On the walls of the store are campaign posters, photos, bumper stickers, buttons and other political memorabilia.

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