Marin Outdoors is closing.
This is a sad event for North Bay residents.
Thanks to the insatiable appetite of REI, the slowdown of travel after 9/11 and the odd effect that the Bush presidency has had upon our economy, a 57-year-old, family-run, Northern California specialty outdoor retailer chain is going under. This is troublesome.
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If this trend keeps up, soon there will be no more independent retailers.
The Marin IJ covered it better than I ever could.
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