Friday, November 30, 2018

End of an era for Shutter Shack as local business makes plans to close operations

Another locally owned business in Prince Rupert is about to close,
as Shutter Shack begins to sell off its stock leading up to the store closure

It's been a fixture in the community for decades and as the next thirty days wind down, Shutter Shack will bid its farewell to Prince Rupert.

With the long time photography store which at one time processed many of Prince Rupert residents most treasured memories set to close its doors for good at the end of December.

The Closing Out and Sale Signs are making for the final goodbyes, though the business itself had been on the realty market for a number of years as ownership looked to move out of the retail sector.

The changing times of the world of photography, changed the focus for Shutter Shack as the years went by, that as a new era of cel phones an digital cameras turned photographers into their own processing units, with less and less need of Shutter Shacks core services.

As that photographic revolution continued on the store began to add a range of gift items, tee shirts and other mementos to try and capture some of the city's tourism business, while still providing for passport photos and other community photo projects such as class photos and other requests from their loyal base of customers.

Shutter Shack will join Farwest Sports now as another local business to wrap up their business, leaving the main floor of the building at McBride and 1st Avenue East vacant come January.

Those with fond memories of Shutter Shack can drop in through December to offer their best wishes and perhaps find a few bargains for Christmas as the Closing Out Sale continues.

For more notes related to the city's Business sector see our archive page here.

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