WILTON - A neighborhood hardware store that has been serving Wilton residents for more than 100 years has closed.

Customers say they were disappointed to see that Keeler's Hardware Store on Godfrey Place closed this week, following the death of its owner, David Lind.

Employees say Lind, who bought the store in 2007, did everything he could to keep it open.

They also say with competition from chain stores, the store that has been open since 1883 fell victim to the economy.