Mountain Gear sees big crowds during out of business sale
SPOKANE, Wash. — Long lines and no parking spots – it’s been one of the busiest days Mountain Gear has ever seen. That’s because the store is going out of business and there’s a big sale.
The store has been open for nearly four decades now.
Owner Paul Fish said online competition and changing shopping habits are partly to blame for the closure.
The blow-out sale started Friday. Items were 20 to 50 percent off.
Plenty of people are filling the store up to take advantage of the great deals.
It’s a way to save and say goodbye to a Spokane institution.
“I don’t like shopping in the big chain stores and I like to shop at local owned stores, and keep my money in town versus chain stores,” said Kim Anderson, a frequent customer. She said she was sad they were closing down.
Mountain Gear has almost 40 employees between the store on Division and it’s headquarters in Spokane Valley. Workers will stay on until January once things are sold.
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