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Red Wing Shoes Closing Its Doors

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YAKIMA, Wash. -- After nearly 40 years of doing business in Yakima, Red Wing Shoes is planning to close.

The store opened in 1969, but their latest sale is of the "going out of business" variety.

Red Wing is located on the corner of Yakima Avenue and 3rd Avenue. It has been operated by the same owner since it opened.

"Competition is getting tougher", says Dan Harvey, a store employee. "The building has been sold and the owners are retirment age. It's time to move on".

Red Wing employees say they have about 200 pairs of shoes left and they intend to sell as many pairs as they can before they close in a month or so.