After closing the doors to it’s Star Valley location last December, King’s Variety Stores announced Tuesday, February 22, that they are closing all locations by the end of 2017.
In a news release, King’s stated that “With the advent of both large-box retail stores and the internet, anyone with a computer can buy from millions of vendors around the world. Brick and mortar stores need feet and faces to survive as we have salaries, rents and other costs to cover. Unfortunately for us that is not the current landscape.”
King’s opened its first store in 1915. They opened their Afton, Wyoming location in July of 1998. King’s has operated stores in Idaho, Utah, Montana, Oregon, Nevada and Wyoming.