The third anniversary for W-Trek Outfitters in downtown Duluth will not be a happy occassion.
The outdoors gear store at 230 E. Superior St. will close its doors by the end of May, the same month it opened in 2006.
"We’ve seen a steady decline in sales since September," said store owner Nodin Morgenstern. "People have not come in since the economy situation started. It has been pretty palpable."
Morgenstern said gross sales reached about $220,000 in both 2007 and 2008, but the sales figures to date in 2009 were about $10,000 less and forced the store’s closure.