DURHAM, N.C. — Duck River Textiles and Afrawi Textile are shutting down, after more than 30 years in business.
The Durham, N:a:c:s: county-owned textile and accessories store will be closed from Friday, April 21, 2018 through June 20, 2019.
A source with knowledge of the store told ABC News the store’s closure is expected to affect about 250 employees.
DuckRiver will be closing the business as a result of its financial condition.
Its website says the business has been open for more than 35 years.
It opened in 1998.
Its employees have enjoyed a number of positive customer experiences.
A customer at the store said she was excited to be able to shop there again, and that she plans to return next summer.
Ducks River’s closure will affect about 1,500 employees, and there will be no immediate plans to hire new workers, the source said.
Dicksonville-based Afriwis textile outlet, which has been in operation since 1979, has been owned by Durham County since the 1920s.
It opened a new store on Wednesday.