Well-known firm Harrogate Grass Machinery is to cease trading after 24 years of trading.
The South Stainley company, which services and sells lawnmowers and grass machinery, announced its closure on social media.
Owner Victoria Waite set up the business with her husband in 1999, and employed four staff, but told the Stray Ferret she now wanted to retire.
Ms Waite added:
“It’s very bittersweet.
“People have been saying ‘what am I going to do now?’”
The 58-year-old also said her husband’s death four years ago “played a big part” in deciding to close the business.
“It’s been emotional, but things need to keep moving forward — that’s what I tell myself.”
Harrogate Grass Machinery’s last day of trading will be on Wednesday, December 20.
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