The Town and Country Farm and Garden Center, an iconic local business on Route 7 since 1969, has not suddenly gone out of business.

Passersby may have been surprised to see wooden pallets piled high around the perimeter of the shop, and the store closed, during the week of July 9. However, owner Steve Sacchetti explained that construction work on a telephone pole is taking place, so he wanted the place clear.

At the same time, it gave an opportunity to give employees summer vacation time, he said.

“We will be reopening,” he said.

Several signs at the building indicated on July 18 the business would reopen July 26.