From Maple Avenue, it looked like business as usual on Thursday, the store's flagship old-fashioned red pickup truck still parked in the first spot of Glyndon Shopping Center.
But drivers that pulled up to the shop around noon found half-empty stacks of firewood, an abandoned stove and locked doors; a look inside revealed a disarray of scattered furniture and former merchandise and in the center, a lone scarecrow propped up to face the windows.
On Thursday morning, the Fairfax County Sheriff's office served a formal eviction to the store's owners, Lt. Steve Elbert said. But it's unclear what exactly forced the store, a town favorite for close to a decade, to pick up and go.
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