BENNINGTON -- A local discount store has closed after only two months in business.

The store, Buy Bulk, which opened at the beginning of October in the same 215 North St. shopping plaza as the Goodwill Store, Trustco Bank, and Battenkill Aquatics, sold bulk, non-perishable grocery products, including bottled water, candy, canned goods, and gourmet products, as well as health and beauty products like shampoo and toothpaste, for up to 70 percent off mainstream retail prices.

Owner Tracy Taylor and his wife, Justine Taylor, of Rutland, own three similar large discount food and liquidation centers in Rutland, Vergennes, and Williston.

Prior to opening back in October, the couple noted that they were eager to open a fourth store in Bennington.

Tracy Taylor did not return a call to the Banner Thursday afternoon.

-- Elizabeth A. Conkey