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The long-operating store, which has been serving cyclists for 27 years, will host a blowout sale before it closes for good.
Another landmark business and building in Steveston will be lost in the next few weeks. Steveston Marine & Hardware’s Moncton Street location will close its doors at the end of the summer. . . .
A noted downtown business owner in Prince George is being remembered for his penchant for promotion and a sense of humour. Barry Phillips died June 30 in Victoria after a long struggle with Parkinsons. He was 82. Phillips owned Wendt & Philips Men's Wear from 1967 to 1983 and during that time it was home to some novel sales events. Just three years into operating the business, he and partner Del Wendt, held their 300th Birthday Sale. "Not really," they said small brackets in their ad in the Prince George Citizen. "It's really only our third birthday but we're to keep up with our neighbours." The yuks did not stop there. For $9.95, you could buy a pair of "Famous American Pants."