Pine Bluffs Post - Serving all of Eastern Laramie County since 1908

Hardware store continues to lumber


Allie Hurley

At Lipps lumber, clients are greeted by Leroy Lipska and Bunny, his sweet, mellow dog.

A hardware store that contributed to the development of Pine Bluffs is going out of Business.

Lipps Lumber and Hardware's last day of business will be on Saturday, June 7. Lipps' only store is in Pine Bluffs. The business provided parts to clients in town as well as surrounding areas. When Lipps opened five years ago, it was a booming store because Pine Bluffs had a good housing market. But after the housing went down, it wasn't enough to carry the business.

"It's not paying to stay open," current owner, Leroy Lipska, said.

The store started out doing well but then, it was a "stair step do...

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