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Sprunger Shoes to close doors in late November - Berne Tri-Weekly News

Sprunger Shoes to close doors in late November

It was 106 years ago when Ben Sprunger, grandfather of local businessman Kenyon Sprunger, purchased the Ryff-Schugg shoe business, located on the north side of Main Street in the old Alpine Hotel in downtown Berne. Then, in 1913, the elder Sprunger purchased the store's present site, located at 156 W. Main St. This building, located across the street from its earlier roots, has sheltered the family business ever since. The building was built in 1891 by Jacob Atz, an uncle to former school teacher Helen Macklin. In 1955, Ben Sprunger's grandson, Kenyon Sprunger, purchased the business from his grandfather and has been committed to its success for the last 59 years. Recently, Sprunger has made the decision to close the century-old family business. He is announcing its closing and has put its contents in a close-out sale. Sprunger said that he hopes to have the project completed by the end of November. "I will be 81-years old next month," said Sprunger. "I... Read More >