That's a shame. It was a small, friendly shop for serious gear. I went in there off and on in the 80's and 90's. It was opened in 1976 and was in a funky, stone-faced bulding. On the one hand, they probably made it go and last that long because it was in Berkeley. On the other hand, REI, Royal Robbins and Northface outlets, and umpteen other stores PLUS, now, on-line sales, and it's a tough, tough place and time to be in retail. And yet, when you need just a toothpick for your Swarmy knife, someone to troubleshoot your stove, or to grab something Friday 4:45 pm on your way to the mountains, that neighborhood store increasingly won't be there.
Is their Bellevue, WA store staying open?