Madison retail store is closing after 72 years

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MADISON, S.D. (KSFY) - Dick Fawbush, owner of Stan's Men's & Women's Apparel, has announced he will be closing after more than 72 years in Madison. Fawbush has been working at the store for 43 years.

Stan’s was founded in 1946 by business partners Hap Habeger and Stan Hauck. Fawbush’s father, Lyle, and his business partner, Jim Towlerton, bought the store in 1967.

Dick said his dad had a heart attack not long after taking over the store, so that's when Dick stepped in.

He was a new college graduate at the time - with a teaching degree from Dakota State he would never use.

He says it's time to close up shop.

"I'm 67 years old, and it's beginning to be more of a grind then I really want to be doing anymore. I have five grand-kids so looking forward to that," he said.

While the store is going out of business, and no one is taking it over, Dick does say he wouldn't discourage someone new from opening a clothing store in Madison.

"I've done it for 43 years, so I did something right. These small towns need these stores," he said.

His going out of business clothing sale is going on now.

"More than likely we will be going through Christmas, and I will also be selling my fixtures," he said.

Stan's is open 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday with extended hours on Thursdays until 7 p.m. Saturday it's open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday is noon to 4 p.m.