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Say so long to The Attic once again. The vintage store that was shuttered in the Arts District in 2010 after an NV Energy explosion and then just reopened north of Downtown Vegas in February is closing again. Owner Mayra Politis says that her accountant recommended that she close the store because business has been slow.
"The truth of it is, I'm the Lone Ranger out here," she tells Las Vegas Weekly. "People just aren't willing to come to this area, and the people already in the area are just coming for social services or to go to the smoke shop."
She also had a problem with getting tourists — a major staple for her business — to come to the out-of-the-way location. Cab companies would say it would take two hours to send a driver to the store.
The Vegas mainstay that opened 20 years ago features fashions from the 1940s to the 1980s as well as retro-inspired finds.
Politis plans to mark everything down 50 percent and then liquidate the rest, "including the light fixtures," through the end of the month.
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