Irwins View Street Shop will open its doors for the last time on Thursday.
Owner Robyn Irwin announced the closure on the shops Facebook profile and was inundated with support and well wishes from the community.
Robyn and her late husband, Dale, opened the store in July 2014 with support from her sister Gail Ireland. They operated seven days a week then cut back to five days because of Dales fight with cancer. He lost his fight in September 2016.
The popular store is well-known for its friendly staff and service, with Ashleigh Mills, Bree Riley and Lucy Smith also serving behind the counter.
The View Street shop is the last corner store in Gunnedah, with three folding in the last ten years.
Robyn said while there was still demand for takeaway, food and drinks, most small stores couldnt stay afloat.
Its just not viable to have groceries any more when youve got your big grocery stores, she said.
But thats just a sign of the times. That happens everywhere.
Robyn said she hoped someone would get the shop back up and running soon.
Theres such a great need to have it, she said.
The local said she had met a lot of different types of people through the store and was thankful to her customers for their support.
Weve still got our regular old customers who still get their bread and their milk and their cold meats, she said.
Weve built a lot of friendships through [the shop].
Robyn said it was now time for a new chapter in this book of life and will be returning to hairdressing.
Ill miss it but I feel good, which I hope means Im doing the right thing, she said.