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 were alarmed to see wooden pallets piled high around the perimeter of the shop, and the store closed, over the past five days. However, owner Steve Sacchetti explained that construction work on a telephone pole is taking place, so he wanted the place clear. He placed a sign out front explaining the situation on July 12.

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

“We will be reopening,” he said, possibly after 10 days.