KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) — After nearly a century in business, a local retailer is closing up shop.
The owners of Magic Mart -- Ammar's Incorporated -- said they are ceasing operations and will begin liquidation on Aug. 1.
They blamed the economy for the decision.
The company has been in business for 97 years, with stores in West Virginia, southwest Virginia and Kentucky.
All locations are expected to close Nov. 1.