Milk bar clo­sure is bit­ter­sweet

David and Judy Mur­ray are sell­ing up.

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MUR­RAY’S Milk Bar is clos­ing its doors.

The fam­ily-run busi­ness has been at the cor­ner store on Ed­ward and Ge­orge Streets, Rochester, for al­most four years and will close on Novem­ber 1.

Own­ers David and Judy Mur­ray said it was get­ting too hard to man­age.

‘‘I am 68 and am a bit past it all now,’’ David said. ‘‘It has been hard work work­ing six days a week and get­ting up early for the past few years.

‘‘We would like to spend some more time with our five grand­kids and I want to im­prove on my bowls.’’

David said they have had con­tin­ued sup­port from the com­mu­nity.

‘‘The kids and teach­ers from the school and lo­cal busi­nesses have all sup­ported us, which has been great,’’ he said.

‘‘Hope­fully some­one can buy it and keep the store go­ing as a fam­ily busi­ness.

‘‘It is a great op­por­tu­nity for a fam­ily to live and work in the same spot.

‘‘And of course ev­ery­one cook­ing.’’ Judy said the de­ci­sion to sell was bit­ter­sweet. ‘‘I am a bit sad that we are clos­ing this chap­ter,’’ she said. ‘‘I re­ally en­joy all the cus­tomers who come in.

‘‘I have been be­hind a counter since I was 15 so it is some­thing that I love.’’ The pair bought the store in Jan­uary 2014. ‘‘We have made it into a very nice lit­tle shop that serves a lot of peo­ple,’’ David said.

The busi­ness and ad­join­ing home is for sale through Ray White Rochester. loves Judy’s

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