The Kitchen Shop, located in downtown Spokane’s skywalk system, is going out of business after almost six years.
Owner Sheryl McCandless blames a sour economy, a depressed downtown retail core and the media for her store’s decline.
Business “started dropping in February (1995) and has just gotten worse,” McCandless said. “People just don’t have that discretionary dollar to spend anymore.”
Stores leaving the downtown area and newspaper coverage of the situation have contributed to the problem, she said.
McCandless employed three people part time. Two were laid off in January.
Before she closes her doors for the final time on March 31, McCandless is liquidating all her stock. Bargain hunters will find deals of up to 50 percent off on her selection of appliances, cookware and “lots of gadgets.”
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