Duckwall-ALCO Stores Inc. announced Friday that it plans to close its ALCO location in Beatrice.
Friday the store began marking down prices on many items prior to its closing date, which is anticipated by late August.
Alco employee Debbie Hagen said the Beatrice location opened in 1973 and currently has 17 employees.
Duckwall-ALCO Stores Inc. was founded in 1901 in Abilene, Kan., and has been in continuous operation since that time. The company operates 214 ALCO stores across 23 states.