A longtime Carrboro business will be closing permanently following this weekend.

The Carrboro Beverage Company, which includes the Tyler’s Taproom and its Speakeasy, announced to the community this week its plans to close and sell its inventory. The bottle shop, located on East Main Street, is holding a half-priced sale through Sunday as owner Tyler Huntington clears out the company’s cellars.

In a message to Chapelboro, Huntington said he’s appreciated the chance to see patrons again in the company’s closing days.

“[On Thursday],” he wrote, “it was wonderful to speak with so many customers who shared their memories of Carrboro Beverage, Tyler’sTaproom and the Speakeasy and the part they have played in their lives. The outpouring of thanks, support and well wishes was humbling. I feel very fortunate to have been a part of of such a caring community for the past 22 years and will miss talking to folks.”

The Carrboro Beverage Company temporarily closed its doors in April amid the ongoing limitations brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. Huntington said at the time it was “the smartest thing I can do for our community and the employees of Carrboro Beverage” to pause sales for public health concerns.

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The bottle shop, taproom and speakeasy are not the only places to temporarily or permanently shutter their doors in the last few months. Several local restaurants have closed for good, while other businesses temporarily closed following UNC’s move to a remote learning fall semester.

Huntington said the close-out sale will continue through Sunday or until the Carrboro Beverage Company’s inventory is sold.

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