After 26 year around Cuba St, weather and science instrument retailer shutting its doors.
Amie Murphy owns the best liquor store in the country - she also met her fiance the day after opening.
Mark Taylor's had to do a lot of cleaning after filthy tenants waged war on his rental.
It was once the place for travellers to stop and get a bargain, but a bypass is making Otaki nervous as shops shut.
An increase in home values has led to spending on luxurious items.