Vavenby Store shuts its doors

Vavenby General Store shuts its doors on Thursday, June 13

A sign on the door at Vavenby General Store says the business is closed until further notice. The store is listed for sale with a local realtor for $459

A sign on the door at Vavenby General Store says the business is closed until further notice. The store is listed for sale with a local realtor for $459

By Robyn Rexin

Clearwater Times

Some of Vavenby’s residents got a shock when they went to the community’s general store on Thursday, June 13, only to find that its owner Debbie Barrett has closed its doors permanently.

Seven part-time employees are now without a job. It’s a great inconvenience for the mill workers who depended on it for their lunches and for the town residents to get their gas. Everyone will now have to go to Birch Island, Clearwater, or elsewhere for their gas and groceries. The two-year closure of the mill did not help business.