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A family gets back to business

Nyssa Mercantile marks a family’s return to the hardware business.

BY HBSDealer Staff

Liz Haun grew up in her family hardware store. Now the third-generation retailer is preparing to open the family’s new business — Nyssa Mercantile in Nyssa, Oregon.

Accorrding to a release from the Malheur County Economic Development agency, Haun first approached the agency in January with an idea to convert a Nyssa dance studio into a hardware store. The Haun family had previously operated a hardware store in the same location for eight years, but it struggled as construction projects in and around Nyssa had a negative impact on traffic flow to the store.  The store eventually closed.

The new store, a True Value dealer, is expected to open its doors in mid August. Liz received expert advice from her parents, Steve and Robin.“This is like I went full circle and am coming home,” Haun said in the release. “I am now realizing my dream.”

Greg Smith of the Malheur County Economic Development agency said he likes what he sees in the business plan. “She came to us with a good, sound business plan and worked through all the hurdles. We are so grateful to be a part of this dream.”

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