Electric Fetus, the iconic Minneapolis records store, will close the doors to its Duluth location after 33 years.
The store announced on Facebook Tuesday that it will permanently close. It had been shut down since March of last year due to COVID-19.
Along with the pandemic, the store cited difficulties with the current retail environment, road construction and water main breaks. According to the Duluth News Tribune, sub-zero temperatures last winter caused a number of breaks to the city’s water main.
“It’s been incredible to be a part of the very special Duluth community and music scene, and we have great and loyal customers who we will miss. We thank you for your support and patronage,” the post reads.
“We’ve been struggling to get out of the red for several years now in Duluth and it’s just not realistic to make it work and have a successful location in the market.”
Electric Fetus will instead focus on its Minneapolis location and online store, it said.
From June 10 to June 30, the store will be handing out 20% off punch cards good for three visits in the month of July.