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Exit Real World leaves downtown Salem

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Monday, August 25, 2014

After 21 years, the independently-owned skate shop will close its first store to focus on its remaining location in Portland.

Owners Jake Hauswirth and Missy Samiee said the business has struggled in recent years through the recession and with competition from online retailers and chain stores. While focusing on their more successful Portland location makes sense for the married couple, they said they're disappointed to leave a community that has supported them for the past two decades.

Exit Real World's Salem location has focused on hard goods such as skateboards and snowboards, products that sell better in Salem but also face stiffer competition. The Portland location, meanwhile, focuses more on clothing and apparel. Managing the differences has been difficult, the couple said.

Read more at Statesman Journal

 

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