The Report Alley contained in the Westfield Mall in Palm Desert shall be shutting its doorways after over 4 many years in enterprise.
The shop’s proprietor, Jim Stephens, made the announcement Tuesday on Fb. The Report Alley shall be completely closing its doorways at finish of January.
Within the meantime, the shop may have a 50% off sale beginning on December 28.
Stephens instructed Information Channel 3 that numerous points performed a task within the retailer’s closure, together with well being considerations.
“My spouse has immune points to begin with b/c she is on biologic infusions so we won’t work the shop anymore. She will be able to’t take an opportunity getting COVID,” Stephens wrote.
Stephens mentioned that one other subject about funds to the mall.
“A important subject is that we have been closed down for 4 months & the mall desires us to pay up for these months. I attempted to purpose with them however they’re being very cussed. I am going to simply depart it at that,” Stephens wrote.
The shop, which first opened its doorways in 1978, supplied an more and more uncommon throwback to the report retailer days. Providing vinyl data, CDs, cassettes, DVDs, Blu-Rays, and varied classic and fashionable music and leisure merchandise.
Stephens notes that it has been tougher and tougher to get vinyl collections for the shop.
“I used to purchase massive collections regularly however the previous few years have been fairly dry, particularly this one,” Stephens mentioned. “I actually wished to make it to our fiftieth yr but it surely’s simply develop into too tough.”
Not all hope is misplaced, nonetheless, though you will not be capable of peruse the shop, looking out by way of the spectacular film, vinyl, and cassette assortment the shop needed to supply, Stephens did say they are going to nonetheless hold their web site up and can proceed to purchase data & CDs to promote on-line.
The Stephens are additionally hoping to construct up their housesitting enterprise sooner or later.
We have reached out to representatives for the Westfield Mall for additional remark, stick with Information Channel 3 for any updates.