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Orchard Supply Hardware Closing For Good

A nationwide hardware/home improvement store that got its start in Northern California and is still headquartered in San Jose has announced it will be closing all its stores for good.

KRON TV in San Francisco is reporting that Orchard Supply Hardware, otherwise known as OSH, made the announcement this morning, saying liquidation at all stores will begin tomorrow, with a goal of completely closing their doors for good by the end of the year.

OSH has three Sacramento area locations–Woodland, Antelope and Elk Grove. Statewide, there are nearly 100 stores and nationwide it employs over 4,000 people.

It’s not the first indication of financial trouble for the company, which was originally formed in 1931 as a farmer’s cooperative in San Jose. It filed for Chapter 11 in 2013, at which time much of its assets were sold to home improvement giant Lowe’s.

A spokesperson for OSH said more details will become available today.

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