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Popular Downtown Hardware Store Announces Plans to Close in May

Cliff's True Value, a Lake Wales Fixture Since 1976


Last updated 11/27/2019 at 9:09am

Cliff's True Value Hardware in Downtown Lake Wales

A downtown Lake Wales fixture since 1976, Cliff's True Value Hardware will be closing the end of May. Owner Larry Tonjes announced plans in a letter posted Nov. 16 on Facebook.

Tonjes said both of his parents recently celebrated their 80th birthdays, his sister was pursuing other career options and he was ready to join his wife Cindy in retirement. Cindy Tonjes has been a longtime local school teacher.

"We have always appreciated the support that we have received from Lake Wales and look forward to serving the community in other capacities in the years to come," Tonjes wrote.

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