TOMAHAWK - Statton’s General Store in Tomahawk will close its doors after ten years.
Dick and Rita Statton opened the business in May of 2004.
“I decided it was time for a change,” says Dick Statton.
Dick worked in manufacturing for 32 years before opening the business.
He wanted to try something new.
“This was always kind of a dream of mine. And I convinced my wife that it was a good idea,” says Dick Statton.
Hunting was something Dick was always passionate about.
“I grew up enjoying it. My dad taught me of course when I was young, and I grew up enjoying it from the time I was quite small. And I think I took it to another level. I was maybe a little more into shooting and collecting than my dad was,” says Dick Statton.
The Statton’s think the variety of items they sell is what has brought in so many customers.
“It worked out real well cause it kinda gave everybody a reason to walk around the store and stay around a while,” says Dick Statton.
Getting to know those customers was one of Dick’s favorite parts of the business.
“And you get to know people in a special way because they’re pretty passionate about their hunting sports and their shooting sports,” says Dick Statton.
The business will close its doors May 10th.