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City improvements don't always bode well for local retailers. Castro Street Antique Mall will close later this month after the 2014 Castro Streetscape Improvement Project deterred foot traffic from walking into the store, co-owner Randy Markins tells Hoodline. Adding to the store's difficulties, a subsequent rent hike to $7,000 per month, combined with eBay's dominance in the antiques market, cemented the decision to end the business. Doors will remain open, from noon through 6pm, until February 22nd, and everything in the store is up to 50 percent off. "I will try my best to offer people a deal they won't want to refuse," Randy reveals to the site. Head over to wish the store a proper farewell, and find a parting gift for your home while you're at it.
· Castro Street Antique Mall Closing this Month [Hoodline]
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