Nate's Clothing, the venerable menswear retailer that moved from downtown to the suburbs in May, is closing its doors for good.
Owner Stephan Witebsky, whose grandfather Nate founded the business in 1916, said Wednesday that the closing is due mostly to the weak economy, which has hurt sales of men's apparel.
A news release from Nate's didn't provide a final closing date for the store at Yorktown Mall in Edina but said a "Quitting Business" sale would begin Nov. 20.
Nate's moved to the suburbs after selling the building it owned and occupied at 401 1st Av. N. to Circle Pines-based Uppal Enterprises.
At the time, the Witebsky family said it was moving out of downtown because of the increasing cost and difficulty of parking for customers. The store's mostly daytime hours also were out of sync with the growing nightlife scene in the Warehouse District.
The Witebsky family had owned the 92-year-old building for about 30 years and operated its store there for about 22 years.
It was the fourth location for Nate's, whose original store was at Marquette Avenue and S. 2nd Street.