Cooks of Crocus Hill is closing its Edina location. Its last day of operation will be March 18.

The cookware store and cooking school opened its 50th-and-France location in 1999.

"Retail has always been a business for the fleet of foot," said co-owner Karl Benson in a statement. "The desires and demographics of the Cooks' customer base are changing and we need to change with them."

Ten years ago, the Edina Cooks began to face tough competition when Seattle-based Sur La Table opened a store three doors to the east.

Cooks also operates locations on St. Paul's Grand Avenue and in downtown Stillwater, and opened a location in Minneapolis' North Loop neighborhood last summer. Cooks also partners with Kowalski's Markets in Woodbury, White Bear Lake or Shoreview.

This is the second Twin Cities cookware store to close this year. Williams-Sonoma shuttered its Mall of America location in January.