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Expiring lease plays role in decision to close Tri-State Outfitters

by CHERYL SCHWEIZER
Staff Writer | February 11, 2021 1:00 AM

MOSES LAKE — An expiring lease played a role in the decision of the Tri-State Outfitters owners to close the Moses Lake store May 12.

The company sells outdoor equipment, sporting goods, hunting and fishing gear, camping and hiking gear, outdoor and athletic apparel, hiking boots and other footwear.

“We’re not able to renew our lease,” said Tri-State Vice President Mike Perrin. “It was a decision we made based off the overall business.”

Tri-State Outfitters’ owners did some remodeling and added merchandise over the last couple of years, but in the end they decided to give up the lease, he said.

“It was a tough decision,” Perrin said.

The Moses Lake location has customers who built friendships with store employees.

“They (customers) were loyal,” he said.

Tri-State Outfitters has been in Moses Lake since 1982.

The company also has stores in Coeur d’Alene and Moscow, Idaho.

Cheryl Schweizer can be reached via email at cschweizer@columbiabasinherald.com.

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Cheryl Schweizer/Columbia Basin Herald

The Tri-State Outfitters store in Moses Lake is at 1224 S. Pioneer Way.