Teachers in the region will have to find a new place to buy school supplies now that one of the only teacher supply outlets in the area is closing.
The Parent and Teacher Outlet on Main Street in Rapid City will be closed by mid January.
It has been providing teachers from the region with everything from rulers, paper and glue for 10 years. It features 700,000 square feet of supplies. Whatever supplies aren't sold will be donated.
Owner, Aggie Weasel says she is ready to retire.
"It's not a decision we have taken lightly, we thought about you and we thought about the business it, it's going to be difficult and it has been difficult these last two weeks saying good bye too some of our customers," said Weasel.
Weasel wants to travel with her husband and spend more time with her grandson
Many of the employees at the store will seek jobs in education or retire.