C.N. Brown closes its store in Dexter

Posted Jan. 27, 2009, at 9:12 p.m.
Last modified Feb. 13, 2011, at 11:03 a.m.

DEXTER, Maine — The C.N. Brown convenience store and gasoline station in Dexter is the latest victim of the souring economy.

Charles “Chick” Wilkins, C.N. Brown’s general manager, said Monday the Spring Street business was closed on Sunday. The half dozen employees who worked at the business have known since last year that the business was not performing as it should and was on a targeted list for closure, he said. In the past year, the business did worse than expected, he said.

Wilkins said the company’s home heating oil business will continue to operate at the location and gasoline will be available when the heating oil business is open, and for credit or debit card customers who pay at the pump.

The Dexter business is one of three or four that were identified for closure this year, according to Wilkins, who declined to identify the other locations.

Wilkins said the business is for sale or lease.

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