After 80 years in business, City Auto RV Superstore in Newport, N.H., will be closing its doors sometime in 2015, the owner announced recently.
“I’m going to go back to my passion,” said Sara Burbee, who left her nursing career to take over the business after her husband died in 2010. “I miss nursing terribly and this seemed like the appropriate time to close.”
The Valley News reported that spring, just before the summer travel season, is the busiest time for RV sales. Though the business will no longer sell recreational vehicles and campers, it will maintain a parts and service business at the same location, Burbee said.
Burbee had been a nurse for 17 years at Valley Regional Hospital before stepping in to run the business that was started by her late husband’s grandfather in the 1930s. Burbee’s husband, John, bought the business from his father in 1986, and moved it to the current location from Claremont.
Burbee said she did not try to sell the business, which she said had gained a strong reputation for quality products and excellent customer service, preferring to keep it in the family.
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