An iconic outdoor sportswear store is closing the doors of its popular flagship store in the coming weeks.
“We would like to thank all of our customers as we would not have been as successful without your support and loyalty,” the company wrote.
The REI rival has invited buyer between May 19th and 21st to explore the “Liquidation Sale”.
“Additional sales and liquidation events will continue until the store closes at the end of June,” the statement said.
Clinton Country Economic Partnership President Mike Flanagan said the company will also hold an online auction on May 22 to clear its larger products from its manufacturing facility.
“Go to the auction page and click on current auctions. Then scroll down to find Woolrich. The auction is on May 22nd at 11am but you can bid until then,” he noted.
There are over 100 commercial sewing machines up for grabs, as well as tons of antique and vintage mannequins, shop displays, tech tools and supplies, and more.
Interested parties do not have the opportunity to view the products on site prior to purchase.
Shoppers can pick up their purchases between May 23rd, May 26th and May 29th.
Flanagan expressed disappointment with the move but suggested it was retail closure wasn’t a big shock.
“It is disappointing to hear that the Woolrich outlet store is closing soon after serving as a focal point for locals and visitors for many, many decades,” he said.
The mayor said a lot has changed since the store opened almost 200 years ago.
“We hope to have discussions with Woolrich representatives soon to find out if there is a plan for the future of the facility or if we can help with marketing etc.,” he added.
Five years ago, the retailer announced it was shutting down all production in Woolrich.
Woolrich’s decision marked the end of an era for the oldest continuously operating vertical wool mill in the United States.