Specialty Food, Gift Retailer to Close After 25 Years

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Specialty Food, Gift Retailer to Close After 25 Years

By Anna Wolfe - 10/30/2017
After 25 years in business, Just Ducky's will close its store on Nov. 1

Just Ducky’s Gourmet Coffees, Foods & Unique Gifts, a 25-year-old specialty food and gift retailer in Lima, Ohio, will close its brick-and-mortar store Nov. 1

Ducky Allen, owner, announced her store closing and clearance sale on Facebook. 

In an interview with the Lima (Ohio) News, Allen said a road construction project in 2015 that closed access to her store was the beginning of “a couple of rough years... 

“It really did destroy my business. It truly did,” Allen said. “…People couldn’t get to me.”

These days more shoppers are buying online, and it has taken its toll on Just Ducky.

“You know online buying has taken over our country and Amazon and the young people today don’t care if they don’t see it before they buy it. People my age, they like to look at things and pick it up. It’s not the time we’re in right now,” she told the Lima News.

Allen said she’ll continue to focus on corporate gifts and her coffee business.