The money-losing co-op in New Minas, N.S., is shutting down after four decades in business.
Members of the Kent Co-op approved a board recommendation to close the store in a vote Tuesday night.
Twenty-five employees, including six full-time workers, will lose their jobs in six to eight weeks.
Board chair Peter Hough said it was an emotional meeting, with 220 people voting 69.5 per cent in favour of closing. The motion needed two-thirds majority to pass.
Hough said people realized there just wasn’t a business case to continue.