Boomtown, a Bend CD store and retail fixture for 15 years, announced Monday it will be going out of business in October.
The announcement came in a letter to customers. A "going out of business" sale will begin September 21st and is expected to conclude around October 19th.
Boomtown owner Mark Capps said that it was time to move on from the business, which has sold music, gifts, jewelry, cards and toys since 1992. It has been in its current location at 910 NW Harriman in downtown Bend since 1998.
I’m stunned, but I guess I shouldn’t be. Capps cites the "changing landscape of the music industry" and yeah, with everything digital and running on computers and iPods, I guess it’s tough to compete in the market unless you’re a BigCo.
But they also have a nice selection of vinyls (you know, actual records), and toys, and gifts and is really the kind of store Bend needs. That sucks.