DC Shoes leaving Park City
July 31, 2009
Everything is on sale right now at DC Shoes at 577 Main Street because the store is closing August 10.
The shoe company, owned by Quicksilver, only had five stores in the country three in California, one in Las Vegas, one in New York, and one on Main Street Park City.
Store employee Miklos Papp said large sales began the end of June and employees were notified of the closing in mid-July.
Papp said the store employed five people, all of whom were supposed to be full-time, but because of the slow year, only the manager has worked 40 hours a week. As far as he knows, no one has found new work yet.
Willie Sylvester, manager, said business has been "really, really slow" because of the economy. The shoes they offer are higher-end and it appears that people are looking for discounted footwear right now, he said.
The company is owned by Quicksilver clothing, but because retail is slower nationwide, there are no options for employees to transfer within the corporation, as far as he knows. Sylvester also said he isn’t aware if any other DC Shoes stores will be closing.