“It’s kind of really sad to do that,” Dunning says. She’s owned the store for 10 years, but she says Pathfinders Birkenstock has been in the market more than 20 years total.
Lease expirations — and the prospect of signing for another five years — are what caused Dunning to decide to close both stores.
“It’s just time to move on,” she says. “I really wasn’t the retail-type person anyway.”
Dunning tried to sell the store.
“We didn’t have any takers.”
The last day of business will be Sept. 29.
The store’s going-out-of-business sale starts Saturday.