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Electric Fetus to close store in St. Cloud; Duluth store to stay open

The upcoming closure of Electric Fetus store in St. Cloud, Minn., does not mean the Duluth store is at risk.

Quite the contrary.

According the company’s website, the May 23 closure will allow the company to concentrate its efforts on its two other stores in Minneapolis and Duluth where planning and hiring are underway. The St. Cloud store has operated for 27 years.

“We’re looking forward to continuing what’s been an exciting and successful ride, in particular the last few years which have seen some record-setting sales and numbers we’ve not seen in two decades,” a company update said. “We will continue to adjust to best deliver to our customers and continue to strive to make our shopping experience unique and memorable.”

For the independent music and counter-culture stores, that

includes continuing to host events, in-store performances and launching locally focused programs.

With the St. Cloud store’s lease expiring this spring, it was the opportune time to re-evaluate and plan for the future of Electric Fetus, the update said.

“It’s been incredible to be a part of the St. Cloud community and music scene for many years, and we have great and loyal customers who we will miss,” it said.