Store Switching to Online Sales
(May 25, 2017) Crown City Hardware, Pasadena, Ca., is converting to an online business after 100 years of service.
The store closed its doors on May 10 and owner Richard Perris said he planned to reopen the business shortly, primarily as an online retailer. He said the store will still be taking walk-in customers, but the emphasis will be on the web—90% of the business, as the store will be more of a warehouse.
While the closure was said to be abrupt, with some customers caught off guard and several employees laid off, Perris emphasized his main focus now is on existing customers and vendors. Crown City most recently employed 11, down from a peak of 40.
Perris hoped the online store would be up and running by early June.