The owner, Stacey Larnerd, says over the last four years, the store has continuously lost money due to smoky summers and a drop in tourism.
Larnerd says she was looking forward to business picking up again this summer, but when COVID-19 hit, she says it was the nail in the coffin.
“I had a bad feeling when it all happened and when we tried to reopen it was so slow we just realized it was time to let go,” Larnerd said.
Village Shoes will be open for its liquidation sale Wednesday through Saturday, 11 A.M. to 6 P.m.
The store will stay open until all inventory is sold.
Blakely McHugh is a weather forecaster and reporter for NBC5 News. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Blakely is a native of San Diego, CA.
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