A Downtown Boise clothing store said it won’t survive the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Walla Walla Clothing Co. won’t reopen its store on Idaho St. The store saw a whole raft of changes during its time in the area. It opened as Findings, rebranded as Walla Walla in 2014, opened a second store at the Village at Meridian in 2017, closed the Boise store in 2019, closed the Village at Meridian store a few months later, then reopened the Downtown Boise store.
“The unprecedented global crisis from the COVID-19 pandemic ultimately made it impossible for Walla Walla Clothing Co. to continue business as is and maintain normal operations,” owner Teresa Wellington wrote in an email to customers. “The revenue loss will hit the company hard and tough decisions had to be made to lessen the overall financial impact and risk moving forward.”
The company’s stores in Walla Walla, Tacoma and Kennewick, Washington remain open. It also offers online shopping and a “style box” delivery service.
Walla Walla is the second clothing retailer to pull up stakes in Downtown Boise in recent days. LOF permanently closed its location on 8th St.