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I was saddened when I heard that a landmark store in downtown Kingston, Ontario was closing. S&R Department Store employs 80 people, is located close to Lake Ontario in a four-storey building built in 1820 with 60,000 square feet of space, and has been in the retail business since 1959.

S&R is also located right across the street from my office, making me a frequent shopper.

I’ve listened to all the reasons cited for its closing and I believe that one or two of them may have been the proverbial “straw that broke the camels back”, but the company was ailing long before that time.

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