After 14 years of business in Ferndale, 2nd Avenue Sports announced today they would be closing their doors.
Owner Emily Heiser had said earlier this month she was running out of hope to find someone to takeover the business, located on 2nd Avenue between Main Street and Vista Drive, after it had been for sale for over a year. She had taken the drastic step of dropping the price to less than the wholesale cost of inventory and fixtures. At that time, she hoped to put off closing until the first half of March.
But in a press release emailed to My Ferndale News, Heiser said the store would close at the end of February and a liquidation sale would begin next week.
Heiser cited her growing family with baby number two expected in April as the reason for the store closure.
A liquidation sale is scheduled to begin Tuesday, February 5th. There will also be new hours of Tuesday through Friday from 2pm to 7pm and Saturday through Sunday from 12pm to 4pm through the end of February or until inventory is gone. Only cash and checks will be accepted.
Anyone interested in purchasing bulk inventory or store fixtures are asked to contact Heiser to schedule an appointment. Heiser can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heiser took over the business from it’s founder, Sue Remaklus, in 2015. Heiser had been the store manager for 5 years prior to taking over the business. Remaklus had opened the store in 2005.