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COVID-19 shuts down another Austin small business

Hempton's Retro Threads is closing after nearly five years in business.

AUSTIN, Texas — The pandemic has claimed another Austin small business.

Hempton's Retro Threads, located off 3511 Hyridge Drive in North Austin, is closing its doors after four-and-a-half-years in business.

The shop specializes in vintage clothing, jewelry, handbags and more.

Store stylist Gwen Stacy said COVID-19 has had a devastating ripple effect on the economy. 

RELATED: LIST: Austin businesses close permanently during COVID-19 pandemic

"It's definitely hurting, people are staying home on top of people not having people to spend because they've been laid off, they just don't have anywhere to go so they don't want to come and shop," Stacy said.

Hempton's is having a final sale. Their last day is Dec. 31.

KVUE has an ongoing list of Austin businesses that have permanently closed their doors due to the coronavirus pandemic. You can read the list here.

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