After thirty years of business, Lindsey’s Country Store & Sweet Shoppe will be closing following the holiday season.
Lindsey’s Country Store and Sweet Shoppe began as a seasonal apple stand on the side of the road on Route 9 in Clifton Park/Halfmoon. The store opened its doors on October 6, 1988 to provide fruit and baked goods to the community. Throughout the years, additions were made including a candy store that opened July 2015.
The owner, Diane Lindsey Curwick, has decided to retire to spend more quality time with family and friends. “Definitely the closing of Lindsey’s Orchard and increased costs of supplies, taxes and raising wages have impacted my decision, but most importantly is my desire to begin a new chapter and enjoy retirement. It was a very difficult decision because I have enjoyed serving our customers. It has been an honor and I’m proud to have had the opportunity to work in the wonderful community of Clifton Park/Halfmoon.”
Pete Bardunius, president and CEO of the Chamber of Southern Saratoga County reflects that “It is a fact that the economy in the past allowed for the growth of places like Lindsey’s Country Store. Today it is becoming increasingly challenging for small businesses to compete in the marketplace. We are proud that Lindsey’s Country Store has flourished for over the last 30 years. This business longevity is an achievement that Diane and her team should be proud of, and is truly an example for the rest of the business community to follow.”
The store will remain open thru December 24 and then reopen Thursday, December 27 with an anticipated closing date of January 9. Lindsey’s Country Store and Sweet Shoppe is located at 1537 Route 9 in Clifton Park/Halfmoon.