Tacoma Urbanist

Jan. 29, 2008 at 4:09pm

Newsflash: The Camera Shop on Pacific Avenue is Being Vacated

Just drove on Pacific Avenue and I saw two large moving vans by the Camera Shop on Pacific Ave by the Bank of California Building.  The "open" sign is off and they are taking everything out. 

Sad. 

The Camera Shop is on the left.

We expected it. Though still not nice to see an old business go out.  Here's the post in July of 2007 via the TNT.

When I heard yesterday about the impending closure of The Camera Shop in downtown Tacoma – the closure after 70 years in business – I figured it was because of the changing nature of photography: the digital this, digital that, and nobody needs to buy film anymore.

I also thought about The Camera Shop as one of the two retail outlets that have been downtown, stayed downtown and remained loyal to downtown even through the darkest days. When everybody else left, going out the to Mall or otherwise surrendering, The Camera Shop and LeRoy Jewelers stayed. I’ve admired them both for their perseverance.

Don't know if they sold the building or not yet which was on the market.

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by NineInchNachos on 1/29/2008 @ 4:39pm
lame! I wonder what they're going to do with the big prop display camera in the window.

by KevinFreitas on 1/29/2008 @ 4:57pm
Don't know if they sold the building or not yet which was on the market.

I believe it's still on the market as of last week.

Sad seeing them go since they've been there so very long. Bought our telescope through them which was a good experience. Never did do much camera stuff there though.

by Erik on 1/29/2008 @ 5:03pm
Never did do much camera stuff there though.

I am pretty dedicated to buy local but I must confess to never having bought anything there either.